Monday, August 01, 2005

Surfing the web anonymously

I noticed Personalized Google now has the ability to give you HowTo's of the day. Today's HowTo was on surfing the web anonymously using anonymous proxies.

How to Surf the Web Anonymously With Proxies

By using an (anonymous) web proxy, you can not only speed up your Internet access (due to caching in the proxy), but you can help protect yourself from identity theft, advertisers, and even spyware that is able to target your IP address. (note that this also (unless I know which proxy you are using and no one else uses that proxy who visits) prevents me from knowing that you read my blog :) )

It's easy to setup a proxy, and it usually has little to no negative consequences to most people.

There are instructions on that page for Firefox as well as Internet Explorer. There is also a link to a site that gives you a list of proxies that you can use for free:

Public Proxy Servers

Looked for the ones marked "anonymous" if you're into that sort of thing.

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