Project Shield

☀☀☀☀ Project Shield, a tool promoted by Google News Lab,  helps protect websites from  cyber attacks known as Distributed Denials of Service. These attacks crash websites by overwhelming servers with “junk traffic.”  Google will protect your site if you apply online and are verified. Your future traffic is routed through the Project Shield blockers. Journalists can benefit: only news, human rights and election sites can apply. So far only a few news sites are enrolled, with a focus on small independent sites. A YouTube video (oddly not embedded on the News Lab site) explains the project.  — Hailey Koebrick

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