The internet is constantly growing and it also seems to be the only thing the government can’t have full control over. The government has always been trying to control the internet, and internet access in some countries is completely censored at the moment. With the failed introduction of the SOPA and PIPA bills lately we can expect even worse from the government soon.
This is against everything the internet stands for, but what do you do when you’re up against the government? How do you ensure your internet activities aren’t used against you in the future? How do you make sure your broadband internet isn’t being censored? This article will be giving you some tips on what you can do in the case that your broadband internet is being censored.
1. Use an Open Proxy to Bypass Censorship
Open proxies are very common online today and they can be found almost anywhere. One great way to overcome internet censorship and ensure a faster and reliable internet access is by using an open proxy.
An open proxy is an IP address and port number designed to be used by the general public and to ensure the anonymity of anyone using it. An open proxy can be found freely online mostly on proxy sites or on anonymity email lists.
All you need to do to get going is to configure your web browser to work with an open proxy and you will be good to go.
The problem with using an open proxy, however, is that it can easily be blocked and most open proxies will hardly last a day after using them for the first time. This is usually due to the fact that they can be found freely online and can easily be added to an ISP proxy blacklist.
Here are a few resources for getting proxy lists:
HideMyAss Proxy List
You can also get more proxy lists by searching Google or any other search engine for “proxy list”.
2. Use Client-Side Proxy Software
If you want something more secure, tested and proven or if you’re tired of having to configure your computer to use new proxies every hour you might want to give installing client side proxy software on your computer a try. These are software applications that can be installed on your computer or portable device and they will do the rest for you. Most of these software applications are developed to connect to a particular server so you rarely have to worry about an IP being blacklisted.
3. Use a VPN server
VPN servers can also be very effective for accessing the internet anonymously, especially if you’re accessing the internet from a place that is heavily censored. The thing about using a VPN server is that you often have to pay and in most cases it will be on a monthly basis. If you can get a quality VPN server you can be assured of anonymous internet usage for a long time. A great example of a site that offers paid VPN is MicroVPN.com.
4. Clear Your Private Data Regularly
While this particular tip won’t hide your computer details from the outside world it can do a lot to protect you in case your computer is hacked or logged. Clearing your private data ensures every details of your online activity is deleted completely from your computer and as a result you don’t have to worry about an outsider being able to track your activities.
You can easily clear the private data of your internet activity on any computer by using the “Ctrl + Shift + Del” key.