Gmail Keeps a Record of Your Purchase History in Plain Sight, and It’s Not Alone

Posted Posted in data privacy, data security, Digital Ambassadors, Digital Awareness, google

Google’s ambitions for transaction data are on display in the ‘Purchases’ page, which even tracks what its enterprise and education users… By Joel Winston It’s no secret that Google gathers up large amounts of your data based on your search history. But far less known is that the company has also been automatically tallying up […]

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Google blocking 18m coronavirus scam emails every day

Posted Posted in Cybercrime, Digital Ambassadors, gmail, google, googlemail, Scams

  Scammers are sending 18 million hoax emails about Covid-19 to Gmail users every day, according to Google. The tech giant says the pandemic has led to an explosion of phishing attacks in which criminals try to trick users into revealing personal data. The company said it was blocking more than 100 million phishing emails a day. […]

Switch From Google Authenticator to a More Secure 2FA App

Posted Posted in 2FA, Digital Ambassadors, google

According to a recent report from Nightwatch Cybersecurity, Google’s Authenticator app for Android comes with an unfixed issue that can create a big security nightmare if you have any malware or otherwise shifty apps installed on your device. (The Microsoft Authenticator app for Android also shares the same issue, so don’t switch to that app either, for now.) Both apps, […]