Google One adds VPN access for all, brings dark web report

Google One is rolling out new security features to improve monitoring of personal information and is introducing Dark Web Report in the US. It follows the recent update with features like magic eraser, HDR video effect and more.

VPN access now available for all Google One plans

Google One’s VPN is available for all Google One plans, so you can browse the internet in peace. Your IP address will be masked, protecting you from hackers and network operators trying to track your activity. Google takes steps to ensure that your network traffic cannot be linked to your identity.

Dark Web Report monitors stolen information

Data breaches have led to an alarming increase in online identity fraud. The dark web, which requires a specific one, is not eligible to be searched for stolen information. Google One’s Dark Web Report helps you scan this part of the web for personal information like your name, address, email, phone number and social security number.

When you enable this service, you can select the information you want to monitor. If any of these are found, Google notifies you and provides guidance on how to keep it safe.

  • Stolen Information: Data breaches lead to a rise in online identity fraud.
  • Dark Web: Accessing the dark web requires a special browser and search engine.
  • Google One: Scan the dark web for your information and notify if it is found.
  • Security: Get guidance on how to protect your information if it is found.

The Dark Web Report provides much more than just results that match your personal information. You will also find other related information contained in the Data Breaches, all of which are handled in accordance with Google’s Privacy Policy. You can delete any information or stop monitoring at any time.


Google is expanding its VPN access to all its Google One plans, including the Basic plan starting at $1.99/month (roughly Rs. 160). The VPN will be available on Android, iOS, Windows and Mac devices, with up to five users able to share the plan. To top it off, US Google One members will also receive the Dark Web Report.

Speaking on the announcement, Steban Kozak, Director of Product Management, Google One, said

All Google One plans come with more storage than ever before to keep your files, photos and videos securely backed up. And now for additional layers of security (and peace of mind), we’re expanding VPN by Google One to all plans and introducing the Dark Web Report in the US to help you better monitor your personal information have been

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