Showing posts with label Google Privacy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Privacy. Show all posts

Saturday, November 24, 2012

PrivacyFix: Fixes your Online Privacy Settings

There are many sites you use everyday and social sites like Facebook and Gmail collect and have with them a lot of your data. This data can be from the sites you visit, your online shopping habits and a host of other information that you might not be aware about. In addition to this Facebook keeps making a log of changes to their privacy policies. It is therefore important for you to be able to keep a tab and be on top of it all. You might not even be aware where you need to go on these sites to fix your privacy settings. PrivacyFix is an online add-on available for Chrome and FireFox that helps you get the job done.

online privacyOnce you add PrivacyFix to Chrome or FireFox you will need to click on run PrivacyFix setup on the site. One the app is setup it will then run a check on your privacy settings on Facebook and Google and guide you through all your default settings. If there is anything you want to fix simply click on the fix icon. It is a simple app and even if you have no use for it right now you will be made aware of your auto-settings, which you can then tune if you want.

PrivacyFix for Chrome and FireFox

Now that PrivacyFix has been discontinued, find a helpful guide here on how to fix your online Privacy.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How to get a monthly report of all your Google Account Activity via email

Google have taken online privacy to a whole new level. You can now sign-up to get a monthly report of all your activity online in relation to Google and all its products. you can now get a monthly report of your Google search activities - how many times you visited and searched on Google and which countries you logged in from. You can also see how many Gmail emails you sent and received. You can also get a report on how many times your YouTube videos have been viewed.

With this report your monthly activity will be summarized and sent to you and will cover all your Google activity and its related services. So the reports will give you in-depth analysis of your Gmail account. You Google search engine use and your YouTube videos summary. Your web history will have no impact on issued reports. 

Why would you want or need your activity report

You can monitor and evaluate your own use of Google. So if you are planning on going on a holiday you will notice your own top search queries reflected your holiday plans. You can also see how much you use email and how much more and less email was sent by you in a particular month. It will also show you if someone has tried to hack you account from a different country. Since you report tells you from which countries you logged in from. If you notice a country over there that you did not visit. It is advisable for you to use Google's 2-step-verification.  That's why it is right to monitor your own activity.

What is the scope of the report

Right now it only covers Gmail, Google, Google Latitude and YouTube. In the future it is expected that Google will incorporate more of its services into the report like Android Mobile Systems and Google+ its fledgling Social Network. For now you can view all the places you have visited with Google Latitude, the locations you were in when you signed-in, browsers you have used, your most contacted email ID in Gmail, percentage of emails sent vs received and your web history. This will have to do with searches, your top queries and search types whether you searched on the web or used image search etc.  

How do I sign-up for the report

This is an opt-in only feature and to get your reports you will need to turn it on. Head over here and click on opt-in to start receiving your reports

Source: Google Official Blog

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