New Security Features from Google

As a new school year approaches, Google is continuing to add security features to some of its apps for remote working, especially Google Meet.

In Google Meet:

  • hosts will gain more control over who can ‘knock’ to join (or rejoin!) a meeting;
  • a new feature will automatically block an attendee who has been denied entry multiple times;
  • hosts can now have more say in how others can join a meeting (eg. calendar invite or phone);
  • users who are not logged into a Google account will be unable to join a meeting
  • hosts will now have the ability to control which attendees can chat and present during a meeting;

Google is also implementing some changes for G Suite admins to help them keep devices and data secure. The ability to manage iPhones and iPads has been improved. Better Data Loss Prevention measures have been added that enable admins to block users from downloading, printing or copying sensitive documents from Google Drive.

Read about these improvements and other updates to Chat and Gmail at this article from ZDNet.

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