Google Research

Security, privacy and abuse

A team of engineers, researchers, advocates, and hackers who make the Internet safer for all users.

About the team

Our team brings together experts from systems, networking, cryptography, machine learning, human-computer interaction, and user experience to advance the state of security, privacy, and abuse research. Our mission is straightforward:

Make the world's information trustworthy and safe. We strive to keep all information on the Internet free of deceptive, fraudulent, unwanted, and malicious content. Users should never be at risk for sharing personal data, accessing content, or conducting business on the Internet.

Defend users, everywhere. Internet users can face incredibly diverse threats, from governments to cybercrime and sexual abuse. We approach research, design, and product development with the goal of protecting every user, no matter their needs, from the start.

Advance the state of the art. Making the Internet safer requires support from the public, academia, and industry. We foster initiatives that shape the direction of security, privacy, and abuse research for the next generation.

Build privacy for everyone. It's a responsibility that comes with creating products and services that are free and accessible for all. This is especially important as technology progresses and privacy needs evolve. We look to these principles to guide our products, our processes, and our people in keeping our users' data private, safe, and secure.

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We're looking for talented people to join our team