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Old 15 June 2013, 18:47   #11
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The problem for authorities is there is too much data. By getting those that have something to hide using a 'secure' network, they can focus their attention. If I was any if the above organisations, that's what I would be doing.
Another good point
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Good point, I have nil to hide but was looking at security of personal info. The latest on prism does not worry me
I'd tend to agree with Kerny and HTs replies. If you have no idea who is providing the hardware for the proxies and so on, why would you trust them with every byte of data you send? Bear in mind who's likely to be using this service alongside you...

If it's personal data you're worried about, I think the real risk is what YOU do, not what your ISP does. The usual stuff:

Be careful with your waste postal material - a lot of VERY personal data gets dumped in refuse sacks outside your front door...
Be careful what data you send by email (anyone at your ISP can read them)
Be careful what websites you visit (link clicking discipline!)
Run good Security Software
Don't use shared computers for important browsing
KEEP YOUR KIDS OFF YOUR PC!
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