Google Looks to Protect Free Expression Against DDoS

Google Looks to Protect Free Expression Against DDoS(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Last week, Google emphasized the theme of “free expression,” unveiling a few new tools to help organizations fight censorship and outside threats.

One such was “Project Shield,” a platform that’ll let website admins fight DDoS threats by using the tech giant’s technology.

And one awesome thing about it: Google says the solution doesn’t require the website owner to transfer their hosting locations.

Initially, Project Shield is set as an invite-only program and requires interested parties to apply.

“We’re currently inviting webmasters serving independent news, human rights, and elections-related content to apply to join our next round of trusted testers,” stated Google via its blog.

Meanwhile, Google noted it was developing “uProxy,” a browser extension that helps internet connections stay free of surveillance and filtering.

The last of the new solutions is something else that deals with DDoS. Called the “Digital Attack Map,” it provides data visualization showing real-time traffic on DDoS attacks on websites with free speech agendas.

You can learn more about Google’s “Free Speech” solutions by reading a company blog post here (googleblog.blogspot.com).

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