Half a Million Hide from Ipred

A new study shows that up to 500,000 Swedes could be using computer programs that enable users to make them anonymous on the Internet, news agency TT reports. A survey on Web habits of young people is currently being carried out at Lund University. According to the first results, som 130,000 young users in this country have already made their identities anonymous on the Web.

Scientist Måns Svensson, who is involved in the study points out that it is difficult to estimate how many Swedes altogether could be hiding their identities on the Internet, but he is certain that up to 500,000 users in this country could be doing so. More than half of those who answered an inquiry of Lund University maintain they consider buying a data program that helps them make their computers' IP-addresses anonymous because they are worried over tightened laws on file sharing and wiretapping.

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