Google's new tools give you more control over your privacy and security

Google has introduced a new way to manage your security in an effort to help you have more control over how your information is shared. The new My Account tool provides quick access to security and privacy settings, letting you control what information is taken from Google's apps, what kind of adds you see, and more.

Here is some of what My Account can do:

  • 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.

Google is also introducing a new site to answer questions about your security and privacy. It has detailed answers to questions about the kind of data Google collects, what it does with that data, and more.

Source: Google, My Account