Google is rolling out the first wave of internet safety measures on the Google+ app, including a new ‘Internet Safety’ feature that will help users to keep tabs on how their devices are used online.
Google has also begun rolling out new security features for Gmail and Google+ on Android, including new encryption settings and an improved way to track down people who have shared their accounts.
It’s a welcome move to keep users up-to-date on how they’re using the internet.
Google+ has been a hotbed for security concerns in recent years, and some of the more contentious features have come from Facebook, which also added privacy settings.
In February, Facebook said it would not allow users to post or send private photos or videos to other people’s accounts.
Facebook has also made it harder to delete photos and videos that you don’t want to share to Facebook, a move that could make it easier for criminals to track people’s locations.
It is also worth noting that the first version of the Google Chrome browser did not have a built-in feature to block certain types of ads, like pop-ups and pop-unders, and users who switched to Firefox on Android or iOS found it a lot harder to get rid of those annoying ads.