'Good to Know' Google Campaign Focused on Making the Web Safer Kicks Off in the U.S.

Google on January 16 in the U.S., launched "Good to Know," a consumer education campaign focused on making the web a safer, more comfortable place.In a blog post Alma Whitten, Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering, said, "Our ad campaign offers privacy and security tips: Use 2-step verification! Remember to lock your computer when you […]

Google launches Good to Know Online Security Campaign in United StatesGoogle on January 16 in the U.S., launched "Good to Know," a consumer education campaign focused on making the web a safer, more comfortable place.

In a blog post Alma Whitten, Director of Privacy, Product and Engineering, said, "Our ad campaign offers privacy and security tips: Use 2-step verification! Remember to lock your computer when you step away! Make sure your connection to a website is secure! It also explains some of the building blocks of the web like cookies and IP addresses. Keep an eye out for the ads in newspapers and magazines, online and in New York and Washington, D.C. subway stations."

Just head over to the Good to Know site, watch some of the videos (see embeds below), and be on the lookout for ads in your favorite newspaper or website (U.S. Only).

Here is the photo gallery of Good to know campaign:

In addition to Good to Know, you can also refer to the resources like: Google Security Center, Family Safety Center and Teach Parents Tech that help you develop strong privacy and security habits.

Whitten note, Google is also building tools like Google Dashboard, Me on the Web, Ads Preferences Manager and Google+ Circles (see the video embedded below) for better security and privacy, and more are on the way.

Do you login to your Google account on a computer you don't trust -- can cause you losing your account as the computer could capture your "username and password" using a keylogger. Just follow the instructions below, if owns a smartphone or a tablet :

  1. Go to accounts.google.com/sesame on your computer (Open Sesame helps you remember the address) and you'll see a QR code for a special URL generated by Google.
  2. Use a QR reader app like QR Reader for iPhone, Barcode Scanner for Android, Google Goggles, Google Shopper or Google Search for iOS. Scan the QR code on your phone or tablet and type the username and password of your Google account.
  3. Now you can click "Start with Gmail" or "Start with iGoogle" and the corresponding service will automatically load in the desktop browser. Obviously, you can use any other Google service.

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