Google's 'Project Shield' to offer cyber security for free web expression

Sydney, Oct. 22 : 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.

--ANI (Posted on 26-10-2013)

technology-news headlines

NASA satellites show drought may take toll on Congo rainforest

Video games of the future to adapt to players' mood

World's oldest woman's blood hints at lifespan limits

How ravens maintain their social relations

Microbes help understand evolution of human language

Radiation exposure puts astronauts at risk of cognitive impairment: Study

Iceberg larger that island of Guam drifts away from Antarctic glacier

Manned mission to Mars necessary for our species to survive, says NASA chief

Gene therapy helps reverse loss of memory in mice suffering from Alzheimer's

New technology helps detect when drivers are about to nod off

Technology to catch dozing drivers on the go

This space selfie not to be missed!

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top