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Google quite recently launched a new tool called “Me on the web”, a component of Google Dashboard. This tool allows you to create custom Google Alerts for mentions of your name or email address in news articles.
Sounds good, right? Alas, Me on the Web is really just a bunch of old services and FAQs cobbled together and repackaged under a catchy name. It doesn’t have much to do with enhancing your privacy, but it does have a lot to do with Google’s deep desire to out-Facebook Facebook.
Using “Me on the web” Tool, you can :
Get notified when your personal data appears on the web : With the help of Google Alerts, you will be alerted if your personal information, for example, phone number, private email address, other confidential details.
Remove unwanted content : Suppose if you encounter any of your private details online, and you don’t want them to appear, you can remove them with the help of this tool.
Visit Google Dashboard to check the “Me on the Web” Tool and set up custom alerts.