Google Project Shield and uProxy launched to protect

Google has launched the ‘Project Shield’ under Google Ideas, which basically uses its own Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack mitigation technology that will then protect free infrastructure online.

The company also mentioned new technology called uProxy, which allows citizens under some regimes to bypass surveillance software or government censorship to surf the web; it is a great way to stamp down on those nasty cyber attacks. Project Shield has been put in place to support what is called “free expression” on the Internet.

If you want to be a part of the new Project Shield please do visit here, this will allow websites to serve its content through Google’s infrastructure without having to move their hosting location. Just like when Google+ started we must warn that Project Shield is invite-only, if you would like to test this out we must warn you they are looking for ‘trusted testers’.

They quote “Invite-only, seeking additional Organizations with sites serving media, elections and human rights related content are invited to apply using the form here.”

The uProxy software will only be available for Chrome and Firefox; sadly rivals Microsoft Internet Explorer will not be supported.

Google is by far the number 1 ranked search engine and with two new services called Project Shield and uProxy the Internet will be a safer place against cyber attacks. For more information please do watch the videos provided below.

What are your views on both Project Shield and uProxy?

Google Project Shield for Chrome, Firefox not Microsoft