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Google Shows How Simple Steps Can Help You Feel Safer on Internet

The "Security Checkup" on the account gives personalised and actionable security recommendations to users that further strengthens the security of their Google Account

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The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

Simple steps such as adding a screen lock on the mobile phone and reviewing who can get access to your Google Account data can make you a lot safer on the Internet, according to a new Google campaign announced on Monday.

Targeted at young and first time web users, the new edition of Google’s public safety initiative — #SecurityCheckKiya – will ask people to take simple, yet important actions that can protect them from bad actors of the web and help keep their data secure online.

Google said it would start encouraging users to take the security check-up of their account on its homepage in English and seven Indian languages including Hindi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu from Tuesday, the Safer Internet Day.

“Helping people manage their privacy and security is integral to everything we do. Through our initiative, we want to nudge Internet users by asking them #SecurityCheckKiya and encourage them to take action,” Sunita Mohanty, Director, Trust and Safety, Google India, said in a statement.

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A Google logo is seen at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, VOA

India now has the second largest Internet user base in the world.

While the Internet has made life easier for everyone, and offers many opportunities to explore, create and collaborate across all age groups, users online or those coming online for the first time need to be aware of the possible negative experiences they may incur on the web, Google said.

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As part of the security check-up campaign, Google is asking Internet users to do a health check-up of their Google Account just like in the physical world people go for a regular health check-up.

The “Security Checkup” on the account gives personalised and actionable security recommendations to users that further strengthens the security of their Google Account. (IANS)

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Wikipedia Crosses Milestone Of Having Over 6 Million Articles in English Language

Following the English edition, which hit the five million-mark in late 2015, are the German version with about 2.3 million articles, and the French version, which has about 2.1 million articles

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Wikipedia is available in several languages, but its English version has the most number of articles. Wikimedia Commons

The world’s largest online multilingual encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has now crossed the milestone of having more than six million articles in English language.

The feat, which comes roughly 19 years after the website was founded, is a testament of “what humans can do together,” said Ryan Merkley, chief of staff at Wikimedia, the nonprofit organisation that operates the omnipresent online encyclopedia, TechCrunch reported on Friday.

The six millionth article is about Maria Elise Turner Lauder, a 19th-century Canadian school teacher, travel writer and fiction writer.

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The world’s largest online multilingual encyclopedia, Wikipedia, has now crossed the milestone of having more than six million articles in English language. Pixabay

Wikipedia is available in several languages, but its English version has the most number of articles.

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Following the English edition, which hit the five million-mark in late 2015, are the German version with about 2.3 million articles, and the French version, which has about 2.1 million articles, the report added. (IANS)