L 30th january 2014 19%25 using vpns to avoid government monitoring

30th January 2014: 19% using VPNs to avoid government monitoring

S 30th january 2014 19%25 using vpns to avoid government monitoring
Date:
Q4 2014
Source:
GlobalWebIndex
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We continue our look at internet privacy by tracking how many people are using VPNs (virtual private networks) and proxy servers to shield their online activities from official sources.

Given Barack Obama’s recent speech about planned reforms to the NSA in America, it’s clearly important that – among the 28% of global internet users who connect via VPNs and proxy servers – nearly a fifth (19%) are doing to “hide my web activity from the government”.