Google, Yahoo to offer free VPNs for Indian customers
Posted On June 17, 2021
Google, Facebook, Yahoo have announced a partnership to offer customers free VPN access in India, which will be available to everyone starting next month.
Under the terms of the agreement, Google will provide users with access to a free Google VPN for 30 days.
The company will also provide users access to its Yahoo VPN, which costs Rs 50 per month.
The Yahoo VPN will be offered in India for 10 days and the Google VPN will remain available until the end of April.
The agreement comes amid growing concerns over the security of India’s internet users and the increasing prevalence of VPNs that provide free, encrypted internet access.
According to an analysis by cyber security firm Malwarebytes, Indian VPNs have made up a majority of internet traffic in the country for the last two years.
Malwarebytes estimates that India’s number of malicious VPNs has grown to over 2 million in 2017.
The Google partnership comes after the search giant and Yahoo announced a free, secure, and reliable VPN service in India in September, 2016.
The free VPN service offers users an online access point and a VPN connection, which allow them to access a wide variety of websites and services including Google, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube Red.