Account Activity Reports enhance security: Google

Account Activity Reports enhance security: Google

Google has claimed that the Account Activity Report feature, which gathers and summarizes data across your account every month, has been designed enhance users online security.

The feature sends users a link to a password-protected report that offers them insights into their signed-in use of different Google services and summarizes the data linked with each product they used.

The Internet search giant said the feature enhances transparency and provides users with more control over their accounts as its reveals users what is going on in their accounts every month, and allows them to change personal settings.

Illustrating the feature's benefits, Google said, "If you notice sign-ins from countries where you haven't been or devices you've never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided by two-step verification."

The feature also allows users to know what browsers they have used; authentication changes added or removed; and the number of connected sites and app-specific passwords that have been added.

In the Web history section, the feature summarizes information of searches and top queries; while under the Google Latitude, it provides information on recent trips, visited places and other information on how users spend their time last month.

Google underlined that reports can be deleted any time.

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