Mountain View, Calif. — Google has introduced a new tool that lets users monitor their identity on the web, while also providing them with ways to control what information is posted online.

Unlike Google Alerts, which sends users notifications when their name or e-mail address is mentioned online, “Me on the Web” — the new tool that will appear in Google’s Dashboard section — allows people to control what third-party information is posted about them on the web.

Making the announcement today on the company’s blog, Google product manager Andreas Tuerk stated that this move was “just one of [Google’s] first steps in continuing to explore ways to help make managing your identity online simpler.”

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