Tagged: Google

Management of one’s personal devices, applications and security settings for everyone in a large organization can become an overwhelming task and time consuming.  Google has released something that can make IT manager’s  breath a bit easier.  Their announcement today of a new set of security tools to help Google Apps users take back control of their security online.

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disconnect
Started as a side project by then-Googler Brian Kennish back in 2010 to cut out ad tracking during a person’s Facebook browsing session, Disconnect has gone on to raise funding (twice), expand to work on multiple browsers and sites, and create apps for specific users (eg, kids), and take on more engineers, including two more from Google and one from the NSA. With its apps now used by 1 million people every week, Disconnect is now tackling the most popular way that people discover content online today: search engines. Today, the company is launching Disconnect Search, an extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers that lets users searching on Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as Blekko and DuckDuckGo, to remain private while doing so.  (more…)