May 24, 2018

today announced the pre-launch of its new, secure internet router in a strike for the rights of internet users and their personal privacy. The open source router, which leverages a cryptography algorithm to secure data and fights internet censorship by bypassing ISP-blocked websites, makes users’ online activity untraceable.

Billions of people go online daily to read the news, access their emails, and watch videos. Yet few realize that their routers are covertly spying on them, funneling data back to who harvest the data for national security. Whether watching a cute cat compilation video or sending email messages home to Mom, every action is recorded and captured in the background – and often via the ever-blinking lights of a compromised router provided by ISPs.

“We live in a dangerous age. Some might say ‘You have nothing to fear if you’ve done nothing wrong.’ But when a government or private organization is looking at everything you do online, it becomes a matter of personal liberty and the right to privacy for individuals to be able to anonymize their online activity,” said Jo Shen King, CEO of OpenNova.

“The OpenNova internet router undergoes thorough examination and reverse engineering of the hardware to eliminate OEM backdoor software from the manufacturer. At the same time, its firmware and web interface go through rigorous penetration tests to remove vulnerabilities and ensure the router is up to the latest security standards. While legislation like GDPR is a step in the right direction, it is still not enough. Our untraceable router lets people make online privacy decisions themselves with a simple ‘plug and play’ action, while keeping prying eyes away.”

While many believe this level of control is Orwellian in nature, proponents have long excused using technology to protect their citizens from the threat of terrorism and other modern-day threats. Despite these noble-sounding claims, this unregulated billion-dollar industry is harvesting the data of millions without their permission. Notably, – signaling a new era where some commercial intrusions of privacy are exempt, but not those in the name of state security.

Facebook, the world’s largest social media site, has already shown its users its true allegiances by shifting 1.5bn users – – from Ireland to California. Despite releasing a newsroom post that revealed the social media giant’s , the move indicates that big business is prepared to pay basic lip service to user privacy while protecting its own assets at any cost.

“Our untraceable router is a simple, all-in-one solution that allows users to browse the internet anonymously. Our encryption protocols alone take between 500 to 1,000 years to decrypt, making it next to impossible for companies to harvest your data, eavesdrop on your conversations, or even prevent you from visiting certain websites via ISP restriction,” added King.

The OpenNova router comes at a time when increasing numbers of people are becoming concerned about third parties monitoring their online activity. While the enactment of GDPR in Europe is a landmark moment for privacy advocates, it marks the beginning of a long battle to reclaim online privacy. In the meantime, OpenNova’s untraceable router provides a simple, yet complete solution.

For more information about the OpenNova internet router and the company’s commitment to user privacy and anonymity in an age of mass global surveillance, please visit . OpenNova has also produced an explainer video, which can be watched below.

About OpenNova

OpenNova provides hardware supplies and consulting solutions to clients seeking to counter the growing threat of global mass surveillance, ISP monitoring, and ISP restriction. The company is an advocate of internet freedom and privacy, offering an internet router that gives users complete control of their data – while preserving their anonymity. For more information about OpenNova, please visit the company’s .

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