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September 20, 2005

Secure Google Wifi Across the US?

At the time of this posting I could access https://wifi.google.com/download.html and https://wifi.google.com/faq.html and even download the application.

Screen shots:
Google Secure Access About Screen

Google Secure Access Download

Google Secure Access Download

Apparently Google is test launching a WiFi service in San Francisco Bay Area and presumably will roll out this free service across the US.

In order to provide security they're providing this Secure Access application which creates an encrypted and secure VPN connection from your system to Google's servers and routes all traffic through them.

Brilliant idea!

Now lets just hope Google doesn't allow the telcos from blocking this free service.

Google Secure Access EULA:


Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service
By using the Google Secure Access client application ("Google Secure Access Client"), you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (the "Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service"), which are a binding agreement between you and Google, Inc. and its affiliates (“Google”). You represent that you are of legal age to agree and be bound by this agreement.
Personal Use Only
You may use the software and technology provided to you by Google for the sole purpose of using the Google Secure Access Client as described here. You must immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of the Google Secure Access Client or any other security breach. You may not use the Google Secure Access Client for any other reason, including reselling any aspect of the Google Secure Access Client. Other examples of improper activities include, without limitation:
modifying, adapting, translating, or reverse engineering any portion of the Google Secure Access Client;
attempting to break security, access, tamper with or use any unauthorized areas of the Google Secure Access Client;
removing any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in or on the Google Secure Access Client;
attempting to collect or maintain any information about other users of the Google Secure Access Client or other third parties for unauthorized purposes;
transmitting any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature; or
using the Google Secure Access Client for any unlawful, harassing, abusive, criminal or fraudulent purpose.
We have the right to monitor, intercept and disclose any transmissions over or using our facilities, and to provide user information, or use records, and other related information under certain circumstances (for example, in response to lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect our rights, users or property).
Changes In Google Terms of Service and Google Secure Access Client; Termination
We may modify or terminate the Google Secure Access Client and these Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service and any accompanying policies, for any reason, and without notice, including the right to terminate with or without notice, without liability to you, any user or any third party. Please review these Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service from time to time so that you will be apprised of any changes. Upon any such termination, any and all rights granted by Google to you shall terminate.
Privacy Policy
Please visit to review our privacy policy.
Your Responsibilities
You understand and acknowledge that while the Google Secure Access Client is intended to secure your wireless connection, the Google Secure Access Client, which utilizes wireless technologies, is not inherently secure and that wireless communications can be intercepted by technology designed and intended for that purpose. While Google uses commercially reasonable efforts to provide a secure service, we cannot guarantee the effectiveness of our efforts. We will not be liable to you or any other party for any lack of security that may result from your use of the Google Secure Access Client. You agree that you are responsible for providing security measures that are suited for your intended use of the Google Secure Access Client. For example, you shall take full responsibility for taking adequate measures from safeguarding your data from loss. Also, other than the technology provided by Google, you must provide all equipment, technology and software to use the Google Secure Access Client.
IP Rights

You acknowledge that Google or third parties own all right, title and interest in and to the Google Secure Access Client, portions thereof, or software provided through or in conjunction with the Google Secure Access Client, including without limitation all Intellectual Property Rights. "Intellectual Property Rights" means any and all rights existing from time to time under patent law, copyright law, trade secret law, trademark law, unfair competition law, and any and all other proprietary rights, and any and all applications, renewals, extensions and restorations thereof, now or hereafter in force and effect worldwide.

Disclaimer of Warranties
THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT AND ANY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER. GOOGLE AND SUCH THIRD PARTIES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, AND STATUTORY WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. GOOGLE AND ANY THIRD PARTY WHO MAKES ITS SOFTWARE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT AND SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU USE THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT AND ALL THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OR USE OF GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT AND SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE.
SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE AND JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.
Limitation of Liability

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL GOOGLE OR ANY THIRD PARTY WHO MAKES ITS SOFTWARE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT BE LIABLE TO ANY USER ON ACCOUNT OF THAT USER'S USE OR MISUSE OF GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT OR SUCH THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE. SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY TO PREVENT RECOVERY OF DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES WHETHER SUCH CLAIM IS BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, (EVEN IF GOOGLE AND/OR A THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE PROVIDER HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES). SUCH LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SHALL APPLY WHETHER THE DAMAGES ARISE FROM USE OR MISUSE OF AND RELIANCE ON THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT AND ALL THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT, FROM INABILITY TO USE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT AND ALL THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT, OR FROM THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, OR TERMINATION OF GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT AND ALL THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE MADE AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH OR THROUGH THE GOOGLE SECURE ACCESS CLIENT (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES). SUCH LIMITATION SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING A FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY LIMITED REMEDY AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
SOME STATES OR OTHER JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall Google, its suppliers or its licensors be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.
Indemnity
You agree to hold harmless and indemnify Google, its suppliers and licensors from and against any third party claim arising from or in any way related to your use of the Google Secure Access Client, including any liability or expense arising from all claims, losses, damages (actual and consequential), suits, judgments, litigation costs and attorneys' fees, of every kind and nature. In such a case, Google will provide you with written notice of such claim, suit or action.
Miscellaneous Provisions
These Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of the Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service to be unenforceable, the remainder of the Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service will continue in full force and effect.
These Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the Google Secure Access Client Terms of Service will be effective only if in writing and signed by Google.
BY CLICKING ON THE “I ACCEPT” BUTTON BELOW, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TERMS OF SERVICE. If YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE “CANCEL” BUTTON BELOW

Posted in Google , Software & Downloads , WiFi by usrbingeek at 2005-09-20 13:38 ET (GMT-5) | 0 Comments | Permalink



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