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Independent Audit Shows Google One’s VPN is Secure and Competitive

Using a VPN (virtual private network) can be a really great way of ensuring that you are safe and sound on the internet and that no one would ever be able to track you regardless of where you go on the web. Google recently launched its expanded cloud storage service Google One, and part of this involves a built in VPN that many people have been excited about.

It is important to note that a lot of people have also been rather skeptical of a VPN that is offered by Google. After all, Google is first and foremost a company that relies on at the very least some form of advertising in order to generate revenue. VPNs might block other people from being able to track you, but the VPN itself can actually track you quite a bit if you think about it which is the sort of thing that can potentially enable Google to obtain a great deal more data from you than might have been the case otherwise thereby putting your privacy at risk in a far greater manner.

However, an independent audit conducted by industry professionals has revealed that the VPN is actually quite private and safe, and that it manages to stay up to the mark in terms of the various other VPNs that might be offering the company some form of competition in this regard. This independent audit was conducted by NCC Group which is a firm based in the UK, and they were hired by Google itself since the company wanted to ensure consumers that it was not trying to obtain more data from them but much on the contrary was trying to create a product that its customers could use on a regular basis.

The great thing about the report that the company drew up is that it is available to check out in PDF form for the general public. The gist of the report is that the security provided by the VPN is actually quite solid, so customers should not worry about using it at all. There are about 4 risks that the audit deemed acceptable, and 15 others which Google resolved in various ways which can be read about in the aforementioned PDF. All in all, Google seems to be entering the VPN business with a product that could shake the market up.


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