|By Business Wire||
|August 14, 2013 05:00 AM EDT||
Voip-Pal.com Inc. (“Voip-Pal”) (OTC Pink: VPLM) would like to provide comments on the U.S. Government’s recent proposed reforms to the current National Security Agency’s domestic surveillance program with regards to its Lawful Intercept technology. In the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, the US Legislature passed the Patriot Act which significantly broadened the government’s powers to gather intelligence and information within the United States. In 2011, an extension to key provisions of the Patriot Act involving surveillance was signed into law. Recent revelation of the vast NSA Surveillance Program has caused growing concern among privacy advocates and the public at large. Last week, in an effort to restore the publics’ confidence in the Government, President Obama announced plans to reform the current surveillance program and create greater oversight and transparency.
At a time when the internet and social media has made us more vulnerable to invasions of privacy, Voip-Pal agrees that the United States should take the lead in reforms that will provide greater protection to the privacy of its citizens. Broad and blanketed surveillance undermines confidence in the government and weakens its standing abroad. Voip-Pal’s Lawful Intercept Technology (U.S. Patent No. 8,422,507) was designed to provide an option to such broad, untargeted surveillance. With Lawful Intercept, law enforcement agencies can use targeted, selective surveillance aimed specifically at terrorist and criminal suspects. Lawful Intercept is the first technology of its kind that will intercept any type of VoIP communications including VoIP to landline calls in a completely stealth manner. Lawful Interception of VoIP communications is a vital tool for law enforcement and is crucial to national security. Use of Voip-Pal’s Lawful Intercept with all forms of internet telephony can prevent terrible tragedies and save countless lives when used by the appropriate government and law enforcement agencies within the proper bounds of the law. Making Lawful Intercept capability mandatory for all VoIP providers would offer an effective solution and protect people’s privacy.
Additionally, Voip-Pal Directors Colin Tucker, Thomas Sawyer, and Digifonica Co-founder Emil Malak conducted a Q&A session where they answered some of the most frequently asked questions by Voip-Pal shareholders. The audio file of the Q&A session is available at www.voip-pal.com.
About Voip-Pal.com Inc.
Voip-Pal.com, Inc. (“Voip-Pal”, ”Company”) is a publicly traded corporation (OTC Pink: VPLM) incorporated in December of 1997 in the State of Nevada and headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Voip-Pal is a technical leader in the broadband Voice-over-Internet Protocol (“VoIP”) market with the ownership and development of a portfolio of leading edge VoIP Patent Applications. Through its retail website, www.PlatinumPhone.com, Voip-Pal is also a provider of local and long-distance VoIP telephone services for next generation devices including smartphones, tablets and cell phones.
Voip-Pal’s primary products are VoIP patent application technology The Company is currently developing, testing, and administrating the patent process to ultimately license or sell the patents once issued. The addition of Voip-Pal’s patent portfolio has immediately advanced Voip-Pal as a technical leader in the VoIP services market which had revenues of $63 billion in 2012 and is experiencing double digit year-over-year growth. The patent application portfolio has greatly enhanced shareholder value and is expected to contribute to significant future revenue growth for Voip-Pal.com as the number of mobile VoIP subscribers is projected to reach 410 million by 2015.
All statements contained in this news release, other than those identifying historical facts, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Safe Harbor provisions as contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relating to the Company's future expectations, including but not limited to revenues and earnings, technology efficacy, strategies and plans, are subject to safe harbors protection. Actual Company results and performance may be materially different from any future results, performance, strategies, plans, or achievements that may be expressed or implied by any such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.