Google on Wednesday announced improvements to its existing products and services at Google I/O 2022, designed to improve user security and privacy. At its annual developer conference, the company revealed that it is offering phishing protection on Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. Google will also introduce virtual cards on Chrome and Android later this year, which will protect users’ payment information when they shop online. In the coming months, the company will also allow users to request the removal of personal information and control ads in Google products.
Google Docs, Sheets and Slides will soon have users reserve According to the company, by the same phishing and malware protection available to Gmail users. It is expected to prevent threats from shared documents where phishing links can be used to compromise user accounts. Meanwhile, a new account security status pointer A yellow alert will appear on the user’s profile photo with an icon to inform the user about the actions required to secure their account.
Later this year, Google will introduce a new virtual card feature for users in the US, allowing them to replace their card number with a different virtual number when making online purchases. According to Google, Visa, American Express and all Capital One cards will get support for the virtual card in the summer, while Mastercard support is expected later this year. Virtual cards will be supported on Android and Chrome, and users will be able to enable and disable the feature or check recent transactions google payments Website.
Later in the year, Google will also introduce new privacy controls for ads, allowing users to control which brands they see more or less, and enable or disable personalization. Users will be able to use Google’s My Ad Center to control what ads they see in products like YouTube, Search and their Discover feed — in addition to blocking and reporting ads — according to Google.
In April, Google announced That it was expanding its removal policies concerning personal information in search results to all users. In the coming months, the company says it will add the ability to request the removal of phone numbers, home addresses and email addresses through the Google app.
Feather Google I/O 2022, the company also detailed its efforts to improve cyber security on the Internet. With increasing focus on cyber security amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, Google announced that it has expanded support for Project Shield To protect over 200 Ukrainian government entities, news outlets and other websites and services. In the meantime, the company says it will continue to work on technologies like federated learningdifferential privacy, and protected computing To protect user data through data anonymity, and restrict access using end-to-end encryption, according to the company.