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As of now, Australia's telecommunications service providers have to store your metadata — records of your phone and internet activity, which can reveal a huge amount of detail — for two years. Approved government agencies can access that data without a warrant. It's not private information, either.

One way to circumvent Australia's draconian metadata retention scheme is to install and use a VPN on your phone and on your PC. Here's what a VPN is, what it does, and why — and how — you should get one.

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Australia loves its porn. Every year, the land Down Under contributes millions of hits to Pornhub. Despite having a smaller population, Australian IP addresses make us the seventh most active country on the site in 2014. To try and figure out how we like it Down Under, Pornhub's data scientists have plowed into the numbers to figure out exactly what Australia looks for when we want our porn. Some terms in this post are NSFW.