However, Brazil is left out of Google One is delivering a novelty to its subscribers this Wednesday (8) with the addition of an extra layer of security. Starting today, the VPN by Google One service, previously available only on 2TB plans or Pixel smartphone users, will be extended to all plans on the platform. The service will be available in 22 countries and unfortunately, Brazil is out .03/07/2023 at 4:00 pm
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Google’s VPN service can be very useful in various situations, such as accessing networks from a different IP or protecting your browsing activities from an employer’s snoop. However, a drawback is that it does not offer the tweaked settings that you can get with other VPN services, such as the possibility of connecting through a completely different country, which is helpful in accessing content from other countries, such as Netflix catalog, for example.
It is important to note that even using Google’s VPN, the company’s account will continue to track your data while you browse the internet. The Google VPN feature will be available to all users from entry level onwards and will be accessible from Android, Windows, Mac, and iOS devices.
This is a list of countries where the service is available: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Dark Web Report
Google also announced a new initiative to help users monitor whether their personal information has been exposed on the dark web. This is the “dark web report”, which will work similarly to the password check offered by Google Chrome’s Password Manager.
The report will display all compromised information by combining data provided by the user – who can specify what information they want to track – with a global database of leaked information such as credit card and social security numbers. Google will further suggest that the user inform the appropriate entities about the leak when necessary.
The feature will be available to US Google One subscribers and will roll out in the coming weeks, further expanding the platform’s security and privacy options.