Google Ideas – Project Shield – Using Google’s Infrastructure To Protect Freedom Of Expression
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Billions of people rely on the Internet to discover and share ideas with the world. However, websites are vulnerable to deliberate attacks, preventing people from accessing them. One way of bringing a site offline is by overloading a website with unwanted traffic. When some one maliciously uses several computers to do this, it’s known as a distributed denial of service or DDoS attack.
DDoS attacks can be surprisingly cheap and easy to initiate and anyone, anywhere in the world can take almost any site down, no matter its size. Small independent sites are at particular risk, because their relatively small flood of traffic can take them offline, as they don’t tend to have the resources or infrastructure to defend themselves. People take advantage of this vulnerability by using DDoS attacks to influence political events and silence its opposing voices in media.
[Dlshad Othman: SYRIAN ACTIVIST/FOUNDER UVIRTUS OS] Source: LYBIO.net
After launching [Aymta] the early warning system for SCUD missiles, by 48 hours, we had in DDoS attack, and it was kind of small and it was able to handle with it. But after 10 days, we had this massive attack on [Aymta] and it threw us off offline for two days almost.
[Mehdi Yahyanejad: FOUNDER ‘BALATARIN’ SOCIAL MEDIA SITE] Source: LYBIO.net
There’d be many times that I had to get out at night to work with our engineers to make sure that we are getting the website back and running after the DDoS attacks.
Google cares about people being able to access information online and has designed its infrastructure to withstand even the largest attacks. Google has now launching an initiative to expand its DDoS mitigation to help protect free expression online.
I contacted immediately Google Ideas asking them to help me finding solution because I cannot handle this large attack.
Since we added this new Google service, the website has stayed up during the times that it’s come under attack, especially on the days that something important is happening in Iran and this has been something very good for me and also the readers of the website.
To found out more or join the next round of trusted testers simply visit the Google Ideas website.
Google Ideas – Project Shield – Using Google’s Infrastructure To Protect Freedom Of Expression. Google cares about people being able to access information online and has designed its infrastructure to withstand even the largest attacks.