Google Launches My Account To Help You Control, Protect, & Secure Your Information

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After announcing at Google I/O that Android M will give users more control over mobile apps, Google has launched My Account – a new hub for managing your Google settings in one central location.

On the Google My Account website, users will have quick access to settings that help safeguard their data, protect their privacy, and fine tune what information Google has access to. The new site also provides more information on these settings to assist you with deciding what options to enable or disable. The My Account website isn’t just for those with a Google Account and users without one can still use the service to adjust privacy settings.

With My Account, users can:

  • Take the Privacy Checkup and Security Checkup, our simple, step-by-step guides through your most important privacy and security settings.
  • Manage the information that can be used from Search, Maps, YouTube and other products to enhance your experience on Google. For example, you can turn on and off settings such as Web and App Activity, which gets you more relevant, faster search results, or Location History, which enables Google Maps and Now to give you tips for a faster commute back home.
  • Use the Ads Settings tool to control ads based on your interests and the searches you’ve done.
  • Control which apps and sites are connected to your account.

In conjunction with My Account, Google has also launched a privacy site at where users can get answers to specific questions such as finding out what data Google collects, what it does with that data, and how you can control what data Google has access to.

What do you think about these new service Google is providing? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Google My Account
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