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This article was published on October 17, 2011


Google teams up with the Citizens Advice Bureau to promote online safety

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Google has teamed up with the Citizens Advice Bureau in the UK to launch a new initiative that will see the search giant and the independent charity launch a adverts in newspapers, on public transport and online to promote safer Internet use and help users adopt safer practices when online, The Telegraph reports.

The campaign is the first of its kind for Google, which sees the company promote something other than one of its products, but will concentrate on safe password adoption, logging out of web browsing sessions on public computers and increasing only safety by incorporating more elaborate ways to sign-in to an account, to ward of potential attackers.

Google has called its collaborative campaign “Good To Know”, making sure to write its tutorials in “in clear language” and featuring “practical examples to illustrate complex security and privacy issues”. Whilst Google will fund a range of advert across various mediums, it has also made a Good To Know website available at google.co.uk/goodtoknow.

The search giant has made available its print adverts and booklet, which can be downloaded via the links below: