Are you using Google’s Chrome browser? This new feature will help you fix your security settings
Google is launching a new tool to help users configure their privacy settings in the Google Chrome browser in the form of a guided tour.
Google Chrome’s new privacy guide walks users through their privacy settings and was developed by engineers at the Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC), the company’s global center for privacy and security engineering .
“Soon you’ll see a new card for the Privacy Guide in the ‘Privacy & Security’ tab of your Chrome settings, which you can find by clicking the three dots in the top right corner of your browser,” Google said. .
The guide includes explanations about cookies, syncing history, safe browsing, and improving searches and browsing. Google says it may add more settings to the guide based on user feedback.
Chrome now has over 2.5 billion users and is by far the most widely used desktop browser. The Privacy Guide was designed to keep this large user base safe online by offering more information about each of Chrome’s security settings and how they affect the browser.
“As you navigate through the Privacy Guide, you learn the ‘why’ behind each setting and its impact on your browsing experience, so you can easily understand what’s going on,” says Audrey An, Product Manager for GSEC Munich .
The Privacy Guide will be available in the coming weeks for Chrome version 100 desktop users. Users should see a corresponding card in the “Privacy and security” tab of Chrome’s settings. Changes made to settings through the guidance process will be saved.
In the meantime, users can perform a security check by entering the URL chrome://settings/safetyCheck in the address bar, which displays available security updates, weak and violated passwords, protection against malicious extensions and if Google Safe Browsing service is enabled.