Google is bringing its own VPN to desktops and phones with Google One subscription

A virtual private network (VPN) provides secure and encrypted connections ensuring users greater privacy


Tech Desk October 30, 2020
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A virtual private network (VPN) provides secure and encrypted connections ensuring users greater privacy than even a secured Wi-Fi hotspot and now Google is offering its own service, the company announced on its blog.

According to a report published by VPN Mentor, around one out of four people are using a VPN globally, mostly to access entertainment content and browse anonymously.

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The search engine giant is adding Android-based VPN free of charge to any 2TB Google One cloud storage subscriber in the US and will expand to iOS, Windows, and Mac and other countries “in the coming months.”

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Users need to be on the 2TB Google One plan which costs $9.99 a month or $99 per year, so it’s not exactly a free VPN.

Recently, the search engine giant has been rolling out new features on its platform, the company added a new ‘Hum to search’ feature to search for songs by humming a few bars, in an attempt to help people identify music.

Further, it also introduced a new Sound Notification feature that provides Android users with notification for critical sounds around them such as water running, a dog barking, baby crying, or doorbell ringing.

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