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Google announces new features for user's safety, security

SAN FRANCISCO

Tech big Google has introduced that its Locked Folder function—a passcode-protected area—is coming to Google Images on Android and iOS gadgets quickly.

The corporate stated that customers ought to have the ability to select the privateness settings which might be proper for them, with controls which might be straightforward to make use of and perceive.

“Again in Could, our Images staff launched Locked Folder on Pixel – a passcode-protected area the place it can save you images and movies individually, so they will not present up as you scroll by means of Google Images or every other apps in your machine,” the corporate stated in a weblog publish.

“We’re excited to share that this function is coming to Google Images on Android quickly, and to iOS early subsequent 12 months,” it added.

Google stated it has additionally launched Auto-Delete choices and created controls that seem in context when customers are utilizing the corporate’s merchandise.

“At Google, we maintain extra individuals protected on-line than anybody else with merchandise which might be safe by default, personal by design and put you in command of your information,” the corporate stated.

To have fun Cybersecurity Consciousness Month, Google additionally launched new options and applied sciences that maintain information personal and safe.

The Safety Hub brings all security-related options and settings into one place on the Pixel machine.

“Within the hub, you may see a transparent purple, yellow, or inexperienced indication of whether or not your system is safe primarily based on inputs from Google Play Shield to your Google Account,” Google stated.

“If there’s one thing mistaken, the Hub offers you simple suggestions of what is mistaken and what to do subsequent,” it added.

This function is at present solely out there on Pixel gadgets, however the firm plans to roll this out to Google’s whole ecosystem sooner or later.

The corporate additionally stated that on prime of built-in VPN and spam blocking options included in all cellphone plans, Google Fi is introducing end-to-end encrypted calls.

“One-to-one calls between Android telephones on Fi will probably be secured with end-to-end encryption by default once they grow to be out there within the coming weeks, so your cellphone conversations keep between you and the particular person you are speaking to,” it stated.

— IANS

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