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Google to launch a Nationwide Campaign “Digitally Safe Consumer” to raise Awareness about Online Safety in India

It will be a year-long campaign focusing on building capacities of consumer organizations, personnel of Consumer Affairs department and counsellors of National Consumer Helpline on Internet safety and related issues

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New Delhi, Dec 24, 2016:  In a partnership with the Ministry of Consumer Affairs Google India is going to launch a nationwide campaign “Digitally Safe Consumer” to raise awareness about online safety.

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It will be a year-long campaign focusing on building capacities of consumer organizations, personnel of Consumer Affairs department and counsellors of National Consumer Helpline on Internet safety and related issues, mentioned PTI.

In a statement Chetan Krishnaswamy, Google India Country head said,  “With the rapid increase in digitisation across all spheres, the message of internet safety needs to be integrated into the everyday tasks that the consumer undertakes online.”

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He also added that this initiative will add to Google’s existing campaigns guiding users to navigate the web and manage their digital lives safely and leverage the web to the fullest.

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Google with the help of partner agencies will work towards advocating digital security and privacy needs through workshops training about 500 people, including 250 consumer organisations across the country for providing training and information on online safety tools. Further, the local community along with these trainers will engage in spreading awareness regarding the need for internet safety.

The campaign has set its target for sending training materials to over 1,200 consumer organisations as well as consumer affairs department of every state and union territories by January 2017.

prepared by Saptaparni Goon of NewsGram. Twitter: @saptaparni_goon

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Google Brings New Feature Called ‘Focus Mode’ For Android Devices

Focus mode is available on all devices that currently have Digital Wellbeing and parental controls settings, including new phones launching with Android 9 and Android 10

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Focus mode is a new Digital Wellbeing tool on Google Android, now out of beta, that helps you get things done by temporarily pausing apps so you can focus on the task at hand. Pixabay

Google has introduced a new feature ‘Focus Mode’ for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone.

The feature allows users to turn off distractions – like social media updates or email notifications – for a period of time, so a user can get things done without interruption.

Focus mode was first announced at Google’s developer conference in the summer as part of Android Q/10.

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Google has introduced a new feature ‘Focus Mode’ for Android devices designed to prevent its users from being consistently distracted by their smartphone. Pixabay

“Focus mode is a new Digital Wellbeing tool on Android, now out of beta, that helps you get things done by temporarily pausing apps so you can focus on the task at hand. You can select apps you currently find distracting (like social media or games) and if you try to open them, Focus mode will remind you that app is paused.

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“Focus mode will also silence those apps’ notifications until you are ready to switch out of the mode,” Dayson Pais Product Manager, Android said in a statement on Wednesday.

Focus mode is available on all devices that currently have Digital Wellbeing and parental controls settings, including new phones launching with Android 9 and Android 10. (IANS)