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Surfing The Web Anonymously
When you surf the web it is possible to learn information about you even when you don't want to advertise who you are. Malware or virus is not necessary for this to happen. If you are using a computer that can support programs such as fingers and indents, now they can get access to data such as your name and other personal data that can severely put you at risk.
Does it seem strange how they actually mange to these information from you?
When you visit another web site, information about you can be retrieved.
Is there a way to prevent it?
It can be very relaxing feeling to know that there is a way to surf the web anonymously. These are not foolproof ways but they do bring some peace of mind knowing that you are doing something to overcome it. You can benefit from anonymous proxy servers The anonymous proxy server replaces your Internet address for its own. This will mask your IP address and will be difficult for people to track you.
Where exactly do we get these proxy serves?
You can find a proxy server from a vendor. There are also free proxy servers available to you. Two such products are ShadowSurf and Guardster. Guardster offers various services for anonymous and secure access to the web, some paid as well as a free service. One service you can use at no charge is ShadowSurf. Go to the site and enter a URL to stay anonymous. There are other options but those are the most popular.
Google may be concerned about filtering contents for the Chinese Government, but Anonymiser has a different story. This company, among others, recently (Feb 1st, 2006) pressed that it is developing a new anti-censorship solution that will enable Chinese citizens to safely access the entire Internet filter-free.
So are anonymous proxy servers effective in making you 100 safe?