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I'm a big advocate of using VPNs, especially when on the go and connected to networks you aren't confident you can trust. When you use a VPN, all the data that leaves your machine is encrypted and anonymized.
After the file downloads, open Finder, navigate to the Google One DMG file, and double-click it. When prompted, double-click the VpnByGoogleOne.pkg file, and walk through the simple installation wizard.
3. Get started with Google One VPN
You'll see a small key icon in the top bar when the installation completes. Click that icon and, in the resulting pop-up, click Get Started.
In the following pop-up, click Launch at Startup and click the ON/OFF slider.
4. Enable Google One VPN
After you click the ON/OFF slider, a warning will appear, informing you that VPN by Google One has been blocked. In that pop-up, click Open System Settings. In the resulting window, locate the Security section and click Allow.
At this point, the Google One VPN is now running and encrypting and anonymizing your network traffic.
You can verify that it's running by clicking the key icon in the top bar, where you should see the VPN is enabled and keeping your online activity private.
Congratulations, you've just added an extra layer of security to your MacOS device. Your networking speeds will have decreased slightly, but that's a worthwhile trade-off for the extra privacy you gain.