Google launches ‘Account Activity’ tracker
From today, Google can give you more insight into your Google ‘Account Activity’. This service will collect and summarize your use of Google services.
Google has announced that they created a new service named ‘Account Activity’. This service will send you monthly reports about your online activities on Google services such as Google Play, Google+ and Gmail. Actually, this service is collecting and summarizing your data on Internet.
These reports will include data about how often you have searched on Google, how many emails you have sent and received and even how often people have viewed your YouTube videos. Probably, if you make use of this service, you would not like to keep your reports. These reports consist personal information which could be confidential for some people. It could be a risk to have a report about your way of using Google services? However, these reports can be deleted anytime.
The aim of Google is to offer users transparency and control. This way is to let users know how to protect their Google Services. As Andreas Tuerk from Google product manager said:
“Knowing more about your own account activity also can help you take steps to protect your Google Account. For example, if you notice sign-ins from countries where you haven’t been or devices you’ve never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided by two-step verification.”
By signing up for ‘Account Activity’, you have insight on your Google services anytime. As you can read, you can change your password immediately and anytime but can also sign up for 2-step verification which is a higher-level security.
So would you give this service a try to monitor your Google Services? It is up to you whether you want to know more about your Google life.