1. You need to tell us how we get a VPN and from whom doe get it?

    Comment by Alison philippe on 13 April 2017 at 15:45
  2. Please see section 2 above.

    Comment by Jon Lawrence on 13 April 2017 at 17:21
  3. Thanks for using my animated gif in your blog. I now use this page to illustrate metadata https://whistleblower.network/snitch/five.php

    Comment by Rosie Williams on 13 April 2017 at 17:48
  4. Unfortunately, this (get a VPN) is all too hard, too expensive (all devices?), and too limiting (location services probably won't work properly any more) for even most technical people, let alone the average user.

    Comment by Mr Robot on 14 April 2017 at 01:16
  5. The Australian government's data retention is in effect as of today. Your private internet activity is now logged by ISP's. Better stay safe with a VPN like PureVPN

    Comment by Jennifer on 14 April 2017 at 02:55
  6. What guarantee is there that these sites cannot be accessed, it seems to me that nothing is safe online, as it always seems to be "found" by government folks? I am uncertain that there is such a thing as total protection is all ( I am very ignorant of all this though).

    Comment by motoguzzirulz on 14 April 2017 at 10:48
  7. "See section 2 above" is not helpful.

    The single most important issue in selecting a VPN provider is trust - the provider answered questions that seem to form the basis of many of the relative comparisons linked to "section 2 above" are of no use as a basis for deciding whether to trust that provider.

    If you are buying a used car and you wish to allay concerns, you don't ask the salesman - you get an independent test done by a mechanic that you trust and that does not profit or lose by your purchase decision. I would look to an entity like EFA (whom I trust) to provide such expert independent advice and recommendation based on much deeper knowledge and meaningful audit - otherwise I may as well just flip a coin.

    I do believe that running a VPN is highly desirable if not essential, but until someone credible can provide decent recommendations I would be foolish to do so.

    Comment by Isaac on 14 April 2017 at 13:24
  8. You can't even search for bad breath, let alone shy bladder without letting everyone in the loop know about it first... so yeah, good luck trying to stay anonymous without using ivacy vpn tor or any other service that offers encryption or a layer of privacy. It's okay to trust the government on it i guess, but there's always a line that needs to be respected. If i'm respecting theirs, they should have been respecting mine.

    Comment by ThatBlokeNextDoor on 25 April 2017 at 23:30
  9. Yeah, that's the saddest thing about this, ThatBlokeNextDoor, Comment 7. It has cut off access to so much valuable health advice, because that's often not something you would want recorded. Even with a VPN, my comfort level in doing health searches has gone now because of intrusions like this. I'm constantly thinking about what's being recorded whenever I'm online now.

    Comment by Regan on 30 April 2017 at 18:27
  10. The guide is extensive. Thank You. Though, Metadata Retention in Australia is more than just browser history. It includes the telecommunication too. It would be great to add some points as well like stated here (https://www.beencrypted.com/howto-protect-metadata-retention/)

    Comment by KevinRichards on 12 May 2017 at 00:21
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    Comment by Trent on 1 July 2017 at 03:28
  12. This Trump administration is affecting ME every month. The privacy bill that was passed March made me purchase a vpn service named ivacy. and other issues are also there which are making me spend money.
    The vpn usage is becoming essential day by day to safe guard your data privacy.

    Comment by Mickel on 14 July 2017 at 16:48
  13. Will the Turnbull Govs proposed "encryption laws" as are now being proposed make it illegal to use a VPN service?...

    Comment by Peter on 15 July 2017 at 22:48