As you may or may not have heard, Mandatory Data Retention is coming to Australia
on October 13th
(that's the deadline all ISPs must be compliant, many may be compliant already).
Even though 98.8% of the Australian public, when asked do not want it
, those explaining why we need it cannot articulate it well (from 2 mins onwards is the best part)
except for hand-wavy 'national security' reasons. Regardless of it's effectiveness
every Australian is going to get their metadata logged
whether we like it or not if we don't do something about it.
People campaigned long and hard against it
and continue to, but now we need to head into full on damage control mode.
Which is why I'm here, really.
This is a good opportunity for cryptostorm to take some action as a VPN vendor and lead the way in its activist friendly nature
encourage others to reject the notion of having all of their traffic logged.
It would be a fantastic if cryptostorm did something special to mark the occasion of this degradation of our digital civil liberties and do some sort of promo, perhaps by temporarily kicking up the speed limiter on the cryptofree service, or temporarily turning off the limit. Or something else. just SOMETHING to mark the occasion.
I put this in 'support' in the hopes that those that run the service actually see this post, feel free to move to the rant section, but arguably this is a feature request, Australians need your support!