Almost 1/3 of the World Care about Online PrivacyAdded: Saturday, January 25th, 2014
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This significant uptake in anonymity tools must be explained by the gathering crisis of trust around consumer online services along with the fallout from Edward Snowden’s revelations. Netizens continue their battle with censorship and efforts to assert their right to web privacy.
56% of Internet users around the world feel that the worldwide web is eroding their personal privacy, with 415 million people or 28% of the entire online population using privacy tools to disguise their identity or location. 11% of Internet users prefer Tor, recognized as the most high profile for anonymizing access to the web. It means that Tor could be regularly used by over 45 million people, mostly in Indonesia (21% of users), Vietnam (18%) and India (15%).
By the way, Indonesia showed the highest penetration of general anonymity instruments among its citizens: 42% of them use proxy servers or VPNs. They are followed by 34% of the Chinese, hiding from 2 million of “Internet analysts” hired by the local government to block “inappropriate” content. 60% of people using VPN or proxies say they want to access YouTube, and 55% say they want to access Facebook and Twitter. This means that China’s Facebook and Twitter userbase could be much larger than first thought. For example, China’s VPN-using audience alone could account for 160 million people, most of whom are incorrectly identified as located somewhere in the US. In the meantime, the location of IP address is normally used to deliver relevant regional advertising and offer version of the site in the local language.
VPN is used by 38% of the online population in Vietnam, 36% in Brazil and Thailand, 34% in Mexico, India and China, 32% in the UAE and Argentina, 17% in the US, UK, Germany and Ireland, and 5% in Japan.
It should also be noted that the recent research underscores the shift from text messaging to mobile messaging clients like WeChat, with 20% of its users being in China. Facebook remains the most popular social network with 1.1 billion active users, and the company’s $1bn acquisition of Instagram proved a sound bet. The most common activity on Facebook includes sharing content, instant messaging and comments. Finally, MySpace languishes at the bottom of the charts, because it hasn’t integrated sharing with other networks.
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Saturday, January 25th, 2014
|you forgot to mention Iran....99% of its population are using vpn and proxy services to access the internet.|
|yea the 1% of the population that isn't using vpn in Iran is the government. they are still trying shut down Facebook.|
|Well how can we perceive the fact that everyone and their dog are now learning to use VPN`s,proxies and anonymizers of their IP addresses,quite simply the worlds citizens do not want the Internet/thought police invading their privacy and are making it clear big brother can go boogaloo.Already the NSA has more information than it has been able to scrutinize in 10 years and yet there is no slew of terrorists being caught nor is there a line of pedophiles being cuffed and stuffed into black mariahs it simply does not pay or work for the NSA or for any other country it only makes people more guarded as to their privacy and makes general monitoring and tracking of real criminals on the W.W.W impossible to regulate,blocking of sites is just a vexatious waste of taxpayers money in every country that it is enforced.|
|Well said Embolism, also don't forget about the unscrupulousness of over paid advertising companies that want to brainwash you to buy whatever crap they want to sell to you, and that they steal bandwidth you have paid for, to steal you personal online habits. Adverts tailored to suit you, utter tosh, we don't want adverts at all. When i want to buy something i will shop for it, online or otherwise.|
Hide yourself, block adverts & cookies, and above all else 'Hack the Planet'
|Yeah, it is pretty sad that Credit card companies and Insurance companies are accessing Facebook and other Social media sites. To see what your up too, so to see if your a risky investment! Yeah Your job, your insurance co, your creditors, your bank and pretty soon probably the library will even look into your personal business. So welcome to the future, I mean present!|
|well they do bt at the simultaneously they all came to broke those privacy to get online porn stuff lolz (well this will have to added in post )||
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