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September 26, 2005

Secure Google Wifi?

Interesting stuff:

Following the Web Accelerator debacle, Google wants another crack at your entire internet traffic. This time, its through the Google Secure Access client.
Located at wifi.google.com, GSA connects you to a Google-run Virtual Private Network. Your internet traffic becomes encryptedwhen you send it out, decrypted by Google, the requested data downloaded by Google, encrypted and sent to you, and decrypted on your maching. This has the effect of protecting your traffic data from others who may want to access it. GSA's FAQ describes it as a Google engineer's 20% project.

From the FAQ:

Google Secure Access is a new product that is only available at certain locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are constantly working to improve this product.

A regional test deployment. Add this to the GoogleNet bids and you've got some interesting afoot at the Circle K, huh?

Posted by dymaxion at September 26, 2005 11:08 PM


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