Cloudnymous launches cloud-based privacy cloak

Summary:Startup Cloudnymous has launched a new cloud-based anonymous VPN service which lets users access any restricted or censored website.

As customer data is spread evenly across the cloud, even if a server is brought down, customer data cannot easily be retrieved.

The company is a new player to the tech field, launching earlier this year. The cloud-based VPN service offers "true" anonymity and protection of the user's data through strong encryption protocols, according to the firm -- and may be of particular interest to those trying to circumvent location-based restrictions online.

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"Cloudnymous is perfect for U.S. visitors who want to watch Hulu or listen Pandora overseas, to Asian users wanting to open public sites restricted by local laws and simply for those who want to keep privacy while surfing the Internet", said Ruslan Sologub, a lead developer of the company.

The service is based on a 'pay per use' system. There are no contracts; instead, users can pay $0.15 for daily paid servers, $4.95 for monthly paid servers and $0.15 per GB for traffic paid servers.

Users can choose the point where the traffic "originates" from -- for example, an American or European address, which would in theory circumvent blocks on services including Facebook, Skype and Pandora.

According to Cloudnymous, the only logs kept on traffic flow are connection start and end times, and the amount of traffic. Names or addresses are not required to sign up -- and all website, VPN traffic and internal communication is encrypted.

Topics: Security, Cloud

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