How to protect your online privacy - A Google 'Good to Know' guide

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Google's "Good to Know" campaign is part of Google's strategy to educate the public about preserving users' privacy with Google and on the web.

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Good to Know

Google's "Good to Know" campaign is part of Google's strategy to educate the public about preserving users' privacy with Google and on the web.

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Safety first

Safety online is the first step toward protecting your privacy. Phishing, malware, ad scams, and insecure websites are all malicious attempts to steal your identity. Take precautions in these areas to protect your privacy.

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5 tips

Google's 5 tips for staying safe online.

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Choose strong, unique passwords.

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Enable two-step verification for your Google account.

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Install software, browser and OS updates right away.

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Be wary of suspicious email and offers.

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Regularly scan your computer with a trusted and up-to-date antivirus program.

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Google explains it all

Google explains how to protect your data, which also protects your privacy.

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Managing it all

How to manage your Data/Identity/Privacy with Google

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Google Talk

1. Google Talk is a chat application that you can download through Google: - Text chat includes instant messages, status updates, and file transfers. - Voice chat includes free long distance (PC-to-PC calls), audio conferencing, and Gmail integration.2. Me on the Web is one of Google's options for monitoring and protecting your online presence.

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Google Dashboard

Google Dashboard is where you can monitor the info Google collects about you, plus it allows you to change your privacy settings for some of Google's products.

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Google Dashboard

What does Google store in my account?

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Google Dashboard

Google Dashboard is where you can monitor the info Google collects about you, plus it allows you to change your privacy settings for some of Google's products.

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Google Dashboard

Google Dashboard is where you can monitor the info Google collects about you, plus it allows you to change your privacy settings for some of Google's products.

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Using Incognito mode in Google Chrome to preserve your privacy

Going incognito Google Chrome offers private browsing; that is, pages opened and files downloaded while in Incognito Mode are not recorded in Chrome's browsing or download history, plus new cookies are deleted when the Incognito windows are closed.

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Three more tips

Three best ways to preserve your privacy.

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