iPhone users who already have logged in with a Google account
should log out of the app and download the update.
Even if your Google account
is hacked, or even if there's some curious Google employee, your data is safe.
The change entails pre-installed apps can be updated even if you haven't signed in to a Google account
"Family Link originally launched for kids under-13, but we've heard overwhelmingly from parents that the app is still useful as their kids enter their teen years," Google stated (https://www.blog.google/technology/families/helping-more-families-set-digital-ground-rules-family-link/) on its blog. "This week, parents around the world will be able to use Family Link to supervise their teen's existing Google Account
for the first time."
That means anyone who can hack the Google account
, or a Google Domain administrator can access your Google Drive files.
Rolled out earlier this month, it lets Google Accounts
users see posts from Google+ friends and other personal sources in the results of a search from Google's home page.
In its review of the third-party developer access to Google accounts
and Android device data, the company found significant challenges in creating and maintaining a successful Google+ product that meets consumers' expectations.
We've developed new automated and manual techniques to better identify Google accounts
tied to scam efforts.
The Advanced Protection Program prevents a user from granting access to personal information and other potentially sensitive data to malicious apps by automatically limiting access to information from a user's Google accounts
, including Gmail and Google Drive.
The apps and services affected are used by individuals with free Google accounts
and also by organizations with the Google Apps suite, which comes in free and fee-based editions.
Many users keep multiple Google accounts
on the same PC.
In order to avoid falling victim to such attacks, users should employ strong and unique passwords and review their Google accounts
to make sure no unwanted email addresses have access to them.