Google to Expand Dark Web Monitoring to All Users in 46 Countries

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Google is set to expand its dark web monitoring service, known as “dark web report,” to all users in 46 countries, including the US and UK, by the end of the month. The feature, previously available only to Google One members, will be accessible through the “Results about you” page at myactivity.google.com.

The dark web report will scour the internet’s seedy underbelly to detect if personal information, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, and email accounts, has been leaked. This service comes as a welcome relief for individuals who have fallen prey to hacking, info leaks, or identity theft.

In recent times, the threat of data breaches has been highlighted by incidents such as the leak of 7.6 million AT&T customers’ information to the dark web, prompting the telecom giant to reset all affected users’ passcodes. Other services, like Proton Mail and LastPass, have already implemented features to monitor the dark web for user information and leaked passwords, alerting users if any sensitive data is discovered.

Danny Gallagher
Danny Gallagher
Tech Reporter based in Dallas. Daniel's work has appeared in The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, CNET, Cracked, The Onion AV Club and Retro Gamer magazine. He's also written material for games published by Jackbox Games and the first ever Halloween episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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