Telstra accused of tracking Next G internet use and sending this data offshore

Telstra accused of tracking Next G internet use
Wed 27 Jun 12, 20:08pm AEST

By Will Ockenden

Telstra has been accused of tracking the internet use of its Next G mobile phone users and sending their internet history to a company in the United States. One of the telco’s customers discovered that when he visited a website using his Next G network in Australia, a server in the United States would visit the same address almost instantly. Telstra says it is collecting the information for use in a new internet filter product, but internet users are outraged and are demanding the Australian Privacy Commissioner investigate. The tracking was confirmed by Mark Newton, who up until late last year was one of the longest serving technical engineers at Australian internet company Internode. When he saw rumours on a network administrator email list that Telstra was sending the URLs from…

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