Google rolls out 'Me on the Web' identity tools

Summary:The new feature will allow users to monitor their identities online and lets them create a Google profile that will appear in searches

Google is pushing its privacy settings offerings just a tad higher with the addition of some new identity management options.

Me on the Web is a set of new tools that Google is introducing for users to monitor their identities on the web. Accessible via Google Dashboard, Me on the Web is basically an extension of Google Alerts. Some of the features include: creating or managing a Google profile that will appear in search results; setting up Google Alerts; receiving automatic suggestions for possible Alerts terms; and tips on controlling third-party info and how to remove content.

The idea behind these security tips and tools is that every single post published, whether it be an image on a photo-sharing site or a comment on a social-networking page, reflects a user's identity in some way. 

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Google intros 'Me on the Web' identity management tool on

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Topics: Security


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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