Google’s Project Shield Defends Small Websites from DDoS Bombardment


Google’s Project Shield is aiming to protect news reporting and free expression on the web, and has opened itself up to applications for free protection from DDoS attacks.

DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks, as you’re likely aware, involve the flooding of the victim with huge amounts of traffic from many sources that overwhelms and takes the site down. They can often be used as a crude form of censorship by those with an axe to grind against a particular website’s viewpoint, which is why Google is making Project Shield available to protect news sites and human rights sites (along with election monitoring websites).

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