Gmail scans the dark web for user data leaks

Gmail scans the dark web for user data leaks

Google announced the inclusion of a dark web scanning feature in the Gmail mail service to prevent potential user data leaks for all US accounts. In the future, the company plans to introduce the tool in other regions as well.

    Image source: Google

Image source: Google

A new Google Account security feature can tell a user if their email address has been published on the dark web. At Google I/O, the search giant announced plans to introduce several new security features designed to better protect users of Google products and services, including spam protection for Google Drive and improved search history deletion in Maps. The Dark Web Report feature also provides recommendations on actions users can take to improve their online security. Google’s dark web reporting tool is not a new feature as it was previously available to Google One subscribers in the US. The company also says that the tool will eventually be available for “some international markets‘ although it did not specify which countries would gain access.

At the Google I/O event, the company introduced many new products, including a reimagined search, new Pixel series smartphones, and more. We have compiled the most important announcements in a separate article.


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