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Old 15th April 2011 | Show parent
Lives for gear
Originally Posted by chrisso View Post
Is that true?
I would have thought the 'average punter' in China doesn't even have the net.
You might mean the 'net savvy punter' in China
I don't think it's true.

Tor is perhaps the most famous technology for bypassing Internet "censorship" and tracking. It is completely free.

Usage statistics only report 800 Chinese users a month, despite a population of 1 billion. That compares to 60,000 Americans a month.

Tor Metrics Portal: Users

Proxy services may be slowly gaining popularity, but it is very slowly. Like John, I would venture most people just don't want to be bothered.