Google Debuts VPN Offering

by Chris Bonatti, IECA of Casper, CyberWyoming guest writer

Google, in the guise of Google One, has announced adding a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to their offering. They will be adding a no-additional-charge VPN facility to their existing paid Google One service. This will initially be for Android, but it’s rumored that it’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Not everyone, however, appears sanguine about Google getting into the privacy business. In particular, competitors at ProtonVPN questioned whether you want the biggest advertising company in the world to be running your VPN.

However, Google claims that their VPN will employ unique anonymizing technology, and will be a non-logging VPN. At least in theory, Google’s VPN will itself be blind to the user’s identity. Google is also open-sourcing the code that runs on a user’s device, and has initiated a third-party code audit.

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