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Google Promoting Online Safety in U.K.

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Google Promoting Online Safety in U.K.

Google.co.uk/goodtoknow

Google's online security campaign -- its first -- is live in the United Kingdom.

A campaign called "Good to Know" is the first online-safety initiative from the company, and it's being promoted in the United Kingdom.

Best practices around safe password adoption, logging off after online sessions and making sign-ins more elaborate are all part of the promotion, The Telegraph reports. Google is pairing with the Citizens Advice Bureau, an independent charity in England.

The campaign -- notably touting something other than a Google product -- will include newspaper advertisements, on public transit and, of course, online.

There's a booklet availalbe here, and the site itself is google.co.uk/goodtoknow.

Some tips:

1. Pick a strong password, using numbers, symbols or lyrics from a favorite song. And don't share a password after following a link.

2. Keep your financial stuff to yourself in emails.

3. Check the https:// URLs for added security.

4. Sign out and shut down your browser after each internet session. The example they use, "Ever gone out for the day and left your front door open? Exactly."

5. Add a two-step verification whenever possible. Google and Facebook both offer this.

Related Topics Google, Online Securtiy
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