WHY WE SHOULD ALL FEAR GOOGLE, AND WHY A TECH STARTUP CHOSE THE GOLD COAST

“GOOGLE is the enemy”.

These words greet you upon entry to the funky office of Anonyome Labs on the Gold Coast and it embodies the philosophy behind a company that has developed two apps that provide protection from online identity theft.

SudoApp and SudoPay are platforms that allow users to create up to nine avatars, or sudos, each with its own customisable name, email address and phone number which is encrypted to safeguard your data to provide security for your key personal information.

The apps are designed to prevent unauthorised use and abuse of your private information and identity which can be sold to marketers or hacked and sold to the black market.

The Sudo apps are the brainchild of serial entrepreneur and cybersecurity expert Steve Shillingford who teamed up three years ago with a group of Australians to develop the technology behind the encryption programs which run on the platforms.

US-based Shillingford (pictured) spends his time between the company’s two offices on the Gold Coast and in Salt Lake City, Utah, and he says Sudo has hit something of a “critical mass” with more than one million downloads. Read more

Ben Hall – Business News Australia – 18 July 2017