Google’s `Project Shield` to offer cyber security for free web expression
Sydney – Google has launched a new package of services called “Project Shield” under which it will protect news organisations and human rights groups from cyber attacks in a bid to support “free expression” on the web.
The company also unveiled a new technology called “uProxy” which will allow citizens to bypass government’s surveillance software for surfing the web, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The software will be available for Google’s Chrome browser and Firefox, but not for its rival Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, at least for right now, the report added.
Google Ideas, a think-tank established by the company in 2010, presented a map that highlights cyber attacks taking place around the world in real time.
Google said it would host sites that frequently came under politically-motivated distributed denial-of-service attacks, as it is far bigger in size and possess sophisticated technical infrastructure, compared to other websites hosted independently.
However, the product is still under testing, the report added.