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Google Launches Account Activity, So You Can Monitor… er, Yourself

by Adriana Lee | March 29, 2012March 29, 2012 8:00 pm PST

Google has just launched Account Activity, a new feature designed to give people access to all sorts of interesting stats about their Google usage.

The company emails a secure link that directs users to a password-protected page that contains a variety of historical data. You can peep who your most emailed contact was, whether your general email usage has gone up or down from the prior month, what keywords you tended to search most often and more.

At first glance, it might seem creepy to see everything that Google has been tracking about you, but there’s an up side to it as well — Account Activity can tip you off to unauthorized access. If there have been logins from a country you’ve never visited or from devices you don’t own, those are sure signs that your accounts have been compromised. (And if that’s the case, you’ll want to change your password immediately and even sign up for 2-step verification, for more security.)

For more, check out the source link, or log into your Google account and click here to sign up.

[via Google Blog]

 

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Adriana Lee

Adriana is the resident writer-slash-culture vulture who has written about everything from smartphones, tablets, apps, accessories, and small biz...

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