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Search for yourself online using operators

Doing a quick Google or Bing search of yourself can help you find out which of your personal information is publicly available. You may also be able to find out if any unauthorized people are using your name. By using operators, you can adjust your search to find out this information. Add an @ sign […]

Disable personal results on your Google Nest device

You might want to limit the amount of personal information readily available in your Google Nest device to protect against hackers or guests in your home whom you don’t know very well yet. If that’s the case, you can disable personal results on your Google Nest device, because it keeps track of private information like […]

Proceed with caution when connecting accounts to your Google Nest

The more accounts you connect to your Google Nest device, the more convenient it is. However, some accounts are better left disconnected, like your online banking account. Information that stays within Google is encrypted, but information that goes from your Google Nest to a third-party is not necessarily protected.

Remove your Google search history

You have probably run a decent amount of searches through Google over the years. Google has a record of all of these requests. By visiting the My Activity page for your Google account, you can select the menu specified by the three dots icon and choose to delete some or all of this activity to […]

Share access to Google Docs instead of sending attachments or links

To ensure that you’re able to preserve access and editing permissions on Google Docs, share files with your collaborators directly. This is also a preferable option over emailing attachments, which is a technique that is commonly exploited by phishers. From an open Doc, click the Share button in the top right corner. Add email addresses, […]

Obscure your background on Google Meet

Google Meet is a convenient videoconferencing solution. Now, users can protect their privacy and limit the potential exposure of personal information that might be visible on camera by using a virtual background. Before you enter a meeting, you’ll be directed to a preview page. Click the figure in the bottom right corner of the video […]