Google expands safety and security features for Chrome, Gmail

Google is strengthening the security of its products and services as it considers internet safety as a pressing issue, especially in the Philippines, following the subsequent hackings of government institutions in the past weeks.

As it launched new products and features, Google is hoping to educate its users about phishing attempts, spam, and other scams targeting unsuspecting victims. 

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  • For Gmail, there are new requirements for large senders that will keep inboxes safer and spam-free. Gmail’s AI-powered defenses already block more than 99.9% of spam, phishing, and malware, and 15 billion unwanted emails every day.
  • Passwordless by Default. Passkeys are now easier to use by everyone with any device by default sign-in across Google Accounts.
  • It’s now easier and faster to clear your browsing data on Google Chrome. Just click the three dots in the top-right corner of your Chrome browser and select “Clear browsing data” to do it without navigating away from your current tab.
  • Dark web report: Google makes the dark web report, which checks if your Gmail data has been leaked to the dark web, more accessible by bringing it to the account menu in the Google App. Just sign in to the Google App and tap your profile picture to open the menu. It can be found in the account menu on Android and will be coming soon to iOS.
  • You can use the Google App as the credential provider for your device. Google Password Manager is built into the Google App and you can already use it to securely save your passwords and sign in faster when you’re using the app. Now, you can set it as your Autofill provider so that the Google App can help you quickly and securely autofill your passwords into any app or website on your device.