There are claims that around 1,000 requests a week have been made for metadata pertaining to the phone and internet records of Australian citizens.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2014
idcloak is announcing the release of its Australia VPN, which will provide online anonymity at a time when Australians are discovering they might just need it. Until recently Australians have felt their online privacy was secure from online surveillance methods similar to those of the NSA and the British GCHQ. Connor Mills, web researcher at idcloak explains why, due to newly released information, this is not the case.
In an interview with Australian ABC's World Today program, according Australian Senator Nick Xenophon: “It has recently surfaced that the Australian police are providing the Government Communications Security Bureau with so-called 'selectors', which is a word the NSA uses for search terms that are of legal interest. These 'selectors' can be used to filter through data to find information on suspects. Though technically this sort of surveillance is illegal in Australia, they have full access to US data collection systems such as PRISM, which ascertains and records personal information from your online activity.”
With such information now being leaked onto the web, Australians might value the anonymity and privacy protection offered from idcloak's Australian VPN. By accessing a server located in their country, users maintain high-level encryption, ensuring online anonymity, and reduce the distance that the information is tunneled, increasing speed.
Mills provided further insight into Australian authorities' involvement with the NSA's PRISM program. In the same interview with Australian ABC's World Today: “Australian Senator Xenophon is requesting a straight answer on just how much data the PRISM program has taken in about Australian citizens, but they have yet to get an answer. There are claims that around 1,000 requests a week have been made for metadata pertaining to the phone and internet records of Australian citizens. The primary concern being that this data can be inspected by US authorities without warrant or just cause.”
idcloak's Australian VPN offers privacy and anonymity to the citizens of Australia who wish to avoid the mounting surveillance and data collection methods in which their government may play a part. On top of this, users have access to idcloak's Australian proxy list, another valuable tool for online privacy.
idcloak Technologies is a Dallas provider of security and privacy web services. For more information on web circumvention, anonymity or security, visit http://www.idcloak.com.