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Google rolls out its own VPN service

It 'does not keep logs' if you know what I mean

30.Oct.20 3:21 PM
By Shawn Highstraw
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Google rolls out its own VPN service
Google introduces its own VPN service. It is available on Google One subscription, the company's paid storage service. For the time being, the VPN can only be used on Android, and only for American users.

The service is called VPN for Google One. The VPN is only available to users of that paid storage service and only on a subscription with a minimum of 2TB. The VPN is built into the Google One app and can be switched off from there. All traffic on the device, including from outside the one-app, will then be encrypted.

Google says that the VPN 'does not keep logs', such as DNS queries, connection timestamps and IP addresses. It does, however, collect aggregated data which, according to the company, cannot be linked to individual users. Google has created the libraries from the VPN open source. Somewhere in 2021, the company wants to test the end-to-end encryption in an independent audit.

For now, the service is only available on Android. An iOS and Windows version will follow later, but it is not known when. Also, only American users can now use it. This will be extended to other countries in the future.

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