On my way home from work today I noticed a Google advertisement on the subway. Now I rarely pay much attention to subway advertisement. I’m either sleeping (yea that guy) reading a book or playing with my iPhone, though an ad from Google indeed caught my attention.
Turns out it wasn’t advertisement at all. It was more of a public service announcement. One that I was pleased to see because during my day job I spend a significant amount of time talking to people that can really benefit from these messages.
It was one of the messages from Google’s Good to Know campaign. Where they share tips and advice on topics ranging from online safety, managing data, secure passwords to phishing.
Here’s the one I saw on the subway
Locking your screen
“Ever gone out for the day and left your front door wide open? Exactly. The same principle applies to the computers you use. Not locking your screen is a bit like leaving your front door open for strangers to come in and rifle through your cabinets. You should always lock your screen when you finish using your computer, tablet or smartphone.”
Nice Job Google!