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Difficulty of companies finding out the identity of U.S. internet users in 2013

This statistic gives information on how difficult internet users in the United States believe it to be for comanies to find out their real name and identity online. During a survey in July 2013, it was found that 42 percent of internet users thought that it was very easy for companies to uncover the identity behind anonymous online comments.

Difficulty of companies finding out the identity of internet users in the United States as of July 2013

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Source

Release date

September 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

July 11 to 14, 2013

Number of respondents

792 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Internet users and smartphone owners

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The original question was: "Suppose you said something critical about a product online, and you didn't use your real name. How easy do you think it would be for the company to find out who you are anyway?"

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