Google Expands Dark Web Monitoring Service to Enhance Security for Users in 46 Countries

Google has announced that its dark web monitoring service, known as “dark web report,” will be available to all Google users in 46 countries, including the US and UK, by the end of the month. This feature, which was previously exclusive to Google One members, aims to enhance online security by detecting if users’ personal information has been compromised on the dark web.

Users will be able to access the dark web report through the “Results about you” page on myactivity.google.com. The service scans for personal information such as names, addresses, phone numbers, and email accounts that may have been leaked.

Google Expands Dark Web Monitoring Service to Enhance Security for Users in 46 Countries
Google Expands Dark Web Monitoring Service to Enhance Security for Users in 46 Countries

The introduction of this feature is particularly beneficial for those who have experienced hacking, information leaks, or identity theft. For instance, the recent incident involving 7.6 million AT&T customers, whose information was leaked to the dark web, highlights the necessity of such protective measures.

While Google is expanding this service, it joins the ranks of other platforms like Proton Mail and LastPass, which already offer dark web monitoring to alert users if their information has been found. This move underscores the growing importance of digital security and the need for robust measures to protect personal data.

Michael Manua
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