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[TheGuardian] Privacy tools used by 28% of the online world, research finds

Concern about privacy, and frustration over censorship and content blocking is driving millions to use anonymity tools.

Globally, 56% of those surveyed by GlobalWebIndex reported that they felt the internet is eroding their personal privacy, with an estimated 415 million people or 28% of the online population using tools to disguise their identity or location.

[...] GWI found that 11% of all users claim to use Tor, the most high profile for anonymising internet access. [...] On these figures, Tor could be regularly used by as many as 45.13 million people. Its biggest userbase appears to be in Indonesia, where 21% of respondents said they used the tool, followed by 18% in Vietnam and 15% in India.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/21/privacy-tools-censorsh...