Google’s VPN service is only available to those with one of the higher Google One tiers, but that is changing.
All Google One plans include future VPNs, although the rollout is ongoing and may take a few weeks to complete. Available to Google One members in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the United States . Why only these countries? Unfortunately, we cannot tell you.
Anyway, the good news is that you will be able to use the VPN on Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac devices, and you can share it with up to five other people if they in your Google One plan.
Also, for Google One users in the US, there is a new dark web report. This helps you scan the dark web for instances of your personal information, which may have been leaked through various online security breaches. Online identity fraud due to stolen information like this is a growing problem that Google says affects “millions of people” every year.
This new service will notify you of any personal information it finds about you on the dark web at the following times. The way it works is that you first provide and select the information you want it to focus on, and it does just that. If it finds any information, you’ll also get some guidance on how to protect that information. The example Google is giving here is that if it finds your Social Security number, it recommends that you report it to the government as stolen or take steps to protect your credit.
Dark Web Reports will begin rolling out “within the next few weeks” to all Google One program members in the US.