Google just launched a new tool for its users to get e-mail notifications about their account activity. Users need to opt-in and no new data is being collected. (Just clearing the air)
Although we are not able to get the report immediately, everyone should get their reports starting next week.When I tried to get my own report I am faced with this silly message.
Thank you for using Account Activity Reports.
We are now preparing your report. You will receive an email as soon as it is ready.
In the official blog post today, Andreas Tuerk, product manager at Google took time to announce that “Â Knowing more about your own account activity also can help you take steps to protect your Google Account. For example, if you notice sign-ins from countries where you havenâ€™t been or devices youâ€™ve never owned, you can change your password immediately and sign up for the extra level of security provided byÂ 2-step verification. “
He also added an example about how he used his own account report to understand what he did during the past period. It seemed very insightful. “Â For example, my most recent Account Activity report told me that I sent 5 percent more email than the previous month and received 3 percent more. An Italian hotel was my top Gmail contact for the month. I conducted 12 percent more Google searches than in the previous month, and my top queries reflected the vacation I was planning: [rome] and [hotel]. “
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