Behind the file sharing mask

Associated Press via EWeek reports that Wyatt Wasicek, an Austin, Texas-based programmer has developed a software program called AnonX for anonymous file sharing. The service costs $5.95 a month.

AnonX sets up a virtual private network, or VPN, between a user’s computer and the company’s computers. The AnonX computers act as proxies, and actually do the Web surfing for the subscriber. Although Wasicek lives in Austin, Texas, he says AnonX’s official owner lives in Vanuatu, the loosely regulated Pacific island that also hosts Kazaa’s parent company, Sharman Networks Ltd. AnonX’s servers are strategically placed overseas as well.

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