Google Offers 2GB of Free Drive Space

Google Offers 2GB of Free Drive Space… If You Complete ‘Security Checkup’

You may not be aware, but it’s “Safer Internet Day” out there — not a federal holiday by any means, but as good a time as any to make sure you’re staying safe online. And Google is dangling a little extra treat for anyone willing to do a brief “security checkup”: 2 free gigs of space on Google Drive.

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It’s simple to do, and if you’re already set up with an emergency email, two-factor authentication and other features, it’s just a matter of hitting “done” a few times and collecting your 2 gigs. If you don’t have them set up, it only takes a moment to do so and is probably a good idea.

Elsewhere in the Googleverse, Gmail got an official update, bringing a feature teased last year to all users. Many email services provide secure, encrypted connections so no one can snoop while you’re logged in — but some don’t. Google worked with researchers to figure out a way to determine when a correspondent of yours is on just such an unsafe connection, and now will flag those conversations with a “broken lock” icon or question mark in their portrait.

(Courtesy: http://www.nbcnews.com)

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