Jigsaw, the Alphabet-owned tech incubator that focuses on human rights issues, is hoping to make low-cost or free VPNs available to anyone who has a need for one. Jigsaw created the app Outline, which will offer a do-it-yourself solution to commercial VPN issues. The company promises that creating a custom virtual private network using Outline will be easy enough to do in minutes. Best of all, it will be very inexpensive or even free, depending on you or your organization’s needs.
With Outline, you create the VPN yourself, and only you control it. If you have a server, you simply install the free Outline software and use the setup wizard to create your VPN. If you don’t have a server, you can spend as little as $5 a month to connect to a cloud server instead.
Jigsaw is not yet available. The announcement was made this week and it should be available for anyone to use within a few weeks. You can read more at: https://www.wired.com/story/alphabet-outline-vpn-software.