Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it plans to launch a VPN service for consumers, which would be available with certain subscription plans for its Google One cloud storage services.


Designed for secure internet usage, virtual private networks (VPNs) are used by individuals in countries where access to certain sites and services have been barred by governments.

This seems like a disrupter approach… create an inferior product for an underserved demographic at a low cost then use the foothold to wipe out incumbents (nord, etc)

Once a critical mass is reached, sites can insist that you can only connect using google protection and an authorised browser, then welcome to the global intranet. Or maybe it goes the way of the dodo like g+


more on the intranet trend:

  • webkit-dev] Starting January 4, 2021, Google will block all sign-ins to Google accounts from embedded browser frameworks

via Google to block embedded browser frameworks starting January 4, 2021; likely includes non-Safari WebKit


That’s a disturbing thing to think about

Then it’s time to move to Gemini/Gopher.

Google’s VPN sounds like a big joke.

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