Google adds a free VPN to its Google One service. Google One is Google’s cloud storage service that has not stopped adding features and integrating with other services since it replaced the Google Drive a couple of years ago.
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The free VPN is not for all Google One users, only for those who have contracted or plans to contract the package with 2TB storage capacity or more. A separate application is not required for this new service, it is integrated into the same service.
If you remember, VPNs (virtual private networks) are network technologies that allow a local network to be extended securely and privately over a public network. In practice, these point-to-point virtual connections hide the user’s IP address and redirect Internet traffic through an encrypted VPN tunnel.
This degree of “invisibility” offers direct improvements in security against computer attacks, privacy against data theft and identity theft, allows circumvention of Internet censorship and other advantages such as an employee connecting from home to an office PC or a user being able to access geo-blocked multimedia content, etc.
Accompanying the VPN, Google has announced Pro Sessions by Google One, individual online sessions with a Google expert to learn more about VPN. The free VPN service for Google One will be released in the next few weeks in the United States for Android devices. Google will then expand it to all countries where the cloud storage service works and to other platforms such as iOS, Windows and Mac.
Google adds a free VPN to its Google One service. The price of the 2TB plan to access the free VPN is $9.99 monthly. If you don’t need the VPN or such a large capacity.