Outline by Jigsaw

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Alphabet's 'Outline' Homebrew VPN Software Offers Open-Source, Easy Set-Up Privacy You Control | WIRED

To help solve that quagmire, Jigsaw, the Alphabet-owned Google sibling that serves as a human rights-focused tech incubator, will now offer VPN software that you can easily set up on your own server—or at least, one you set up yourself, and control in the cloud. And unlike older homebrew VPN code, Jigsaw says it's focused on making the setup and hosting of that server simple enough that even small, less savvy organizations or even individual users can do it in minutes.
 

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Introducing Outline: Making It Safer To Break The News

Journalists need safe access to information to research issues, communicate with sources, and report the news. That’s why today we’re announcing the release of Outline, a new open source tool that lets news organizations provide their network safer access to the open internet.

Outline makes it easy for news organizations to set up a corporate virtual private network (VPN) on their own server to more safely connect to the internet and keep their communications private. Millions of people around the world already use VPNs to get access to important information, but VPNs aren’t always reliable or safe. Most VPNs require you to trust a third party organization with you data, which means you’re not always sure who’s running the servers and providing your access to the internet. Some VPNs don’t even use encryption.

Outline gives you control over your privacy by letting you operate your own server. And Outline never logs your web traffic. We made it possible to set up Outline on any cloud provider or on your own infrastructure so you can fully own and operate your own VPN and don’t have to trust a VPN operator with your data.
 


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Outline: secure access to the open web | Google Open Source Blog

To make Outline more resilient against this threat, we chose Shadowsocks, a secure, handshake-less, and open source protocol that is known for its strength and performance, and enjoys the support of many developers worldwide. Shadowsocks is a combination of a simplified SOCKS5-like routing protocol, running on top of an encrypted channel. We chose the AEAD_CHACHA20_POLY1305 cipher, which is an IETF standard and provides the security and performance users need.

Another important component to security is running up-to-date software. We package the server code as a Docker image, enabling us to run on multiple platforms, and allowing for automatic updates using Watchtower. On DigitalOcean installations, we also enable automatic security updates on the host machine.