People use web browsers daily for several things such as doing research, looking through their social media, or simply going to their favorite sites. However, with the rampant breaches of cyber security these days, people unknowingly click on a site or link that they shouldn’t be clicking and next thing you know, their computer catches a virus, the browser gets hijacked, or something similar.
Google Chrome is considered the most used web browser that people use today. Being the tech giant that they are, Google knows that the security of its users is of top priority. This is why they’ve announced that they will start rolling out a new update which includes a new function called the Privacy Guide.
Comprehensive guide to privacy
The aim of Chrome’s Privacy Guide is to help people get a better understanding of your privacy settings. This gives you a tour of how you can customize your privacy and security settings the way you want to. The step-by-step guide has been developed at Google Safety Engineering Center (GSEC) to educate users further while ensuring their safety as they use the browser.
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To access Chrome’s Privacy Guide, all you need to do is click on the three-dot menu to access the Settings and go into the Privacy and Security. From there, you should be able to see the new option. If you don’t see it yet, don’t worry; Audrey An, Chrome’s product manager, says that the update will be rolled out to users who are on version 100 or higher in the next few weeks.
Most people these days utilize Chrome on their desktop or mobile devices, so it makes sense that Google would try and protect their users as much as they can with the Privacy Guide. This way, you would be guided in a much easier way in handling your browser’s security while learning the hows and whys of each function.