Google is developing a set of privacy, anti-censorship, and anti-cyberattack tools for use globally, and especially those “parts of the world [where] your connection [isn’t] safe, secure, and private.” Oh haayyy.
The most significant development so far seems to be a beta service called “uProxy,” which is a browser extension that acts as a peer-to-peer proxy. The “Client” user lives in a repressive society (oh haaayyy) and the “Server” user lives a country with an unrestricted net; the client can easily connect to the server, and make an encrypted internet connection that flows freely through, say, The Great Firewall.
Due to the peer-to-peer nature of the uProxy project, the service would be extremely hard to block; the utility exists outside of a centralized HTTP server that could be blocked, or a specific network protocol like TOR that can be individually targeted.
UProxy is currently in an invite-only beta and—at the rate that China’s censors have been cracking down lately—will hopefully be released into the wild very soon.