Thursday, March 09, 2023

Very Private Network

Funny, things you take for granted.

Autocratic regimes can take offense at the flimsiest of things. But the lure to lurk is extreme among the citizenry. People want to know. People want to talk. People want to share information.

A very private network can be a nightmare to bureaucratic regimes. They can pretend to look the other way.

Until a tipping point is reached, and the people revolt.

Google One brings VPN to $1.99/month plan, adding dark web info monitoring The VPN is available on Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows in 22 countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and United States. ....... Google will “scan the dark web for your personal info — like your name, address, email, phone number and Social Security Number.”

Google One's VPN will soon be available to all subscribers Members in the US will gain access to a dark web monitoring tool too. ....... Google One is expanding its security features. First, Google is making its virtual private network (VPN) available to all subscribers at no extra cost. A VPN for Google One members was first introduced in October 2020, but only for those on plans with at least 2TB of storage. The 2TB plan costs $10 per month or $100 per year, but you now won't need to pay that much to access Google's VPN. ........ the Basic $2 per month option, which gives you 100GB of storage across your Google account. The VPN will be available in 22 countries on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac devices. You'll be able to share it with up to five other people who are on your One plan. ........ The VPN will hide your internet activity from hackers and network operators. Google says. The company claims it will "never use the VPN connection to track, log, or sell your online activity." ...... can scan the dark web for your personal details to check if your information has been included in a data breach. ....... If Google finds your tracked information on the dark web, it'll notify you and offer some suggestions on how to protect yourself.

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