22 Mar Google’s Alphabet Releases VPN Service
Google parent company Alphabet recently released a new VPN service aimed to protect journalists from prying eyes.
The VPN, called Outline, is a product of Alphabet’s tech incubator Jigsaw. Unlike other free VPN services, Outline provides users a cheaper way to set up their own VPN on any cloud provider, or even on their own hardware, eliminating the need for a third party.
According to Jigsaw product manager Santiago Andrigo, their DIY VPN service will never log the user’s web traffic and will secure it with AEAD 256-bit cipher encryption. It will also cost only $5 a month and can be set up with any cloud service provider.