In addition to the company's internal moves, Google advises users to take a number of additional steps to keep their online data safe, including:
Creating Signing in and out of Gmail each time it is used Enabling two-step verification Always locking computers and mobile devices when they aren't being used Lidzborski said Google is working hard to make sure Gmail is always accessible to users when needed. He noted that in 2013, Gmail was available 99.978 percent of the time, which averages out to less than two hours of disruption for a user for the entire year.
"Our engineering experts look after Google's services 24/7, and if a problem ever arises, they're on the case immediately," Lidzborski wrote. "Our commitment to the security and reliability of your email is absolute, and we're constantly working on ways to improve."
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