Google plans to launch VPN service for consumers

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by mood, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Google plans to launch VPN service for consumers
    October 29, 2020
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...aunch-vpn-service-for-consumers-idUSKBN27E39S
    Google:
    More online protection with the new VPN by Google One
    Coming soon: Increase your online security with the VPN by Google One
     
  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Well, are you guys planning to use this? One one hand, it's a household name, on the other hand we all know that Google really doesn't care about privacy. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Reality

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    Just another case of Google spreading their tenticles everywhere. There's been no privacy with Google for a very long time, if ever. That they would go in this direction is comical to say the least.
     
  4. Logan5

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    Would not even consider it...
     
  5. Minimalist

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    To be fair they don't mention "privacy" at all. They only mention security which would in this case come with huge price in decreased privacy.
     
  6. Stefan Froberg

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    Not a chance

    I just finally kicked the rest of the Google **** out of my non-chinese smartphone (Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2) by unlocking the bootloader, putting custom recovery (TWRP) and flashing the phone with LieageOS for microG.
    https://lineage.microg.org/

    Zero Google ****

    For replacing Play Store I use F-droid for open source stuff.

    And if I *really* need some stuff that is not available nowhere else than in Play Store then I use Aurora Store with it's own built-in gmail account.

    So I don't ever need to link gmail account into my phone and let Big Brother TM follow what I do.

    And for e-mail and VPN? protonmail & protonvpn all the way (paying customer)
    For normal surfin? TorBrowser for Android
    For searching **** from net startpage.com or duckduckgo onion address 3g2upl4pq6kufc4m.onion
     
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  7. Rasheed187

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    Here is some more info about how Google VPN works.

    h**ps://www.gstatic.com/subscriptions/marketing_page/vpn/white_paper_4f995ab5d7c7edc3d3f14f2e0593f790.pdf
     
  8. Palancar

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    This thread should be renamed/titled "FOX GUARDING THE HEN HOUSE". LOL
     
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