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Urgent warning to BILLIONS of Google Chrome users to check out the important new privacy tool – don’t miss it

GOOGLE Chrome fans are urged to protect their personal information by trying the browser’s latest crime-fighting tool.

“Privacy Guide” is a simple, step-by-step tour of some existing privacy and security controls in Chrome.

Privacy Guard has been rolled out to users over the past few weeks

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Privacy Guard has been rolled out to users over the past few weeksCredit: Google

It allows you to increase the security of your account without having to dig through the browser’s settings.

Users are guided through Chrome’s controls for cookies and browsing history.

Changing these settings limits the data that Google and the websites you visit store about you.

You can also use Privacy Guide to optimize Google’s Safe Browsing tool, which warns you when you’re about to access a suspicious website.

Google announced the new feature in April and has started rolling it out to users around the world in recent weeks.

It has described Privacy Guard as a place where “the choices that are right for you can be made and managed in one place”.

“By navigating through the Privacy Guide, you’ll learn more about the ‘why’ behind each setting and how it affects your browsing experience,” Google said.

“First, the Privacy Guide includes controls for Cookies, History Sync, Safe Browsing, and Make Searches and Browsing Better.

“As we receive feedback from the community, we may add more settings to the guide over time.”

To try Privacy Guard for yourself, go to your Chrome settings by clicking the three dots in the top right corner of your browser.

Go to privacy and security and then privacy.

If you don’t have time to go through the entire guide at once, Google will save your progress as you continue.

It’s not the only security tool offered by Google’s hugely popular browser.

Chrome also offers a handy “Password Checkup” service that lets you know if your online credentials have been compromised.

To try it out, open Chrome and click the three dots in the top right corner of the browser to go to Settings.

Then click the key icon to go to the password options.

Here you should see a section called “Saved Passwords” which contains all the websites for which you have saved your login details.

Then click “Check Passwords” and Chrome will scan your data and let you know if any have been compromised.

It will also tell you if any of your passwords are weak.

If this is the case, you can click a link to make the passwords stronger.

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