There’s been a lot of fury and curiosity around Google’s new secure VPN option. You can download it and see for yourself. (it is supposed to be for San Francisco residents only, but people as far away as London have reported being able to use it.)
The question no one can seem to agree on is how secure it really is. While the jury is still out, there is an interesting product from the EFF (Electronic Frontier Foundation) called Tor. It’s free and available for downloading.
Tor is a toolset for a wide range of organizations and people that want to improve their safety and security on the Internet. Using Tor can help you anonymize web browsing and publishing, instant messaging, IRC, SSH, and other applications that use the TCP protocol. Tor also provides a platform on which software developers can build new applications with built-in anonymity, safety, and privacy features.