Google's Dark Web Reports feature: Expected to launch for all users in July

Google's Dark Web Reports will help users to request removal of search results that contain their personal data
A representational vector art. — The Keyword/Canva
A representational vector art. — The Keyword/Canva

Google is enhancing its commitment to user privacy and security by making its Dark Web Reports feature available to all Google Account holders from late July 2024. This follows the recent discontinuation of the Google One VPN app in June.

Previously exclusive to Google One members, Dark Web Reports will now be accessible to all users. This feature scans the hidden parts of the internet where personal data is often leaked or sold, alerting users if their data is compromised. Integrated with the "Results about you" tool, it allows users to find and request the removal of search results containing their personal information.

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To set up Dark Web Reports:

  1. On your Android device, open the Google One app.
  2. Tap "Set up" under "Dark web report."
  3. Select the checkboxes for the personal information you want to monitor.
  4. Tap "Allow."
  5. Confirm your selections and add any additional data.
  6. Tap "Done."

This significant move helps users safeguard their online presence amidst increasing data breaches.