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'Safer with Google 2021': Tech giant's push to make 'internet safer'

The presentation will be available on YouTube from 1:30 PM IST on the Google India channel. According to a Google tweet, the session will concentrate on how "Google plans to build a safer internet for everyone." 

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New Delhi, First Published Aug 25, 2021, 1:05 PM IST
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The second Google for India event is scheduled for today, during which the tech giant will discuss safety measures to make the "internet safer for everyone."  The event generally focuses on India-specific updates and developments (investment, among other things), and the current subject is 'Safer with Google.'

Though official specifics are unknown, we have anticipated announcements on new privacy features for the Chrome browser and other Android-specific upgrades for India. The presentation will be available on YouTube from 1:30 PM IST on the Google India channel. According to a Google tweet, the session will concentrate on how "Google plans to build a safer internet for everyone." 

 

In preparation for the event, here are some features that Google has made with the Android OS for smartphones and Chrome to secure consumers' online privacy. The firm may also discuss its relationship with Reliance Jio and provide additional information about the upcoming low-cost JioPhone Next smartphone.

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The most prominent feature is 'one-time permissions,' which allow apps to access the phone's location, microphone, and camera only once. Users may also pick the 'While using the app' option to enable applications to access data only when the app is accessed. 

Another important feature introduced in Android 10 but made essential for all Android 11 is scoped storage. It places each of your apps in a data "sandbox," preventing other apps from accessing outside data without your specific authorization.

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Google Chrome v92 now has a new tool that makes it easy to track specific site permissions. Users may check if they have unintentionally granted websites access to their location, microphone, camera, and other sensitive information by pressing the lock icon in the URL bar. It has also improved site detection to prevent phishing attacks. 

Auto-reset permissions is another privacy feature in Android 11, which safeguards user data by resetting necessary runtime permissions. It simply implies that if users do not engage with an app for a few months on Android 11 or higher, the system will automatically reset its necessary permissions.

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