Posts Tagged ‘proxy’

Block Opera VPN from Leaking Your IP Address

Monday, April 25th, 2016

It appears that Opera’s built-in VPN still has a few bugs that will need to be worked out …

Opera Software added a virtual private network (VPN) to Opera Developer a couple of days ago to improve user privacy and security while using the web browser. This VPN client is free to use, does not impose restrictions in regards to bandwidth or data to users, and there is little reason not to make use of it unless you are already using a VPN that runs system-wide, or want to watch shows on Netflix.

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Who on the Internet can See your IP Address, and What can They do with it?

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

This is all pretty basic information, but it doesn’t hurt to review every once in a while …

Browsing the Internet is very similar to driving around with a car privacy wise. People see the license plate of the car which some can use to look up information about the owner of the car. The IP address of a device works in a similar fashion, albeit not that much in the open. Whenever programs such as web browsers connect to websites, one or multiple server connections are established by it in the background.

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Disconnect Search Runs Your Searches through a Proxy for Improved Privacy

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Concerned about online privacy? Then you might want to check this out …

The majority of search engines track people that use them. While the amount of tracking differs, from just recording search terms and IP addresses to creating detailed online profiles about searchers, it is fair to say that this can be a privacy issue. Search engines such as DuckDuckGo or StartPage gained popularity in the wake of PRISM as some Internet users were searching for alternatives that would not track their every move and search on the Internet.

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Text Mirror – Return Text-Only Contents of Any Website

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

All I’ve got to say about this article is, “Hmmm, interesting …”

If you are browsing the Internet at work, chance is that you cannot visit some websites. The IT department may have blocked access to sites that may distract you from work related tasks. This may be Facebook and Twitter, web proxy sites to prevent you from circumventing the block, entertainment sites like YouTube and adult orientated sites. Sometimes though perfectly harmless sites are caught in the crossfire. Ghacks may be such a candidate due to the “hacks” in the name.

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Add Serious Web Content Control with WebContentControl in Linux

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

This looks like a useful tool for Linux users who are also parents …

There are many reasons why you might want or need to control what is seen via a web browser. Be it children, work, or any other reason, you might want to have more control than just your standard proxy software offers. That is where the incredibly powerful WebContentControl comes into play.

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One-Click Web Proxy Extension for Google Chrome

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

While this might not be the most secure way to surf the web, it does provide an easy way to get to blocked web sites …

It can sometimes be very handy to access a website or service through a proxy server. Why? It can be that the service is limited access to users from a specific country, or that a website that you want to access is banned or blocked in a country or computer network. Proxies are often the solution when it comes to visiting blocked websites. They are not a solution for all issues though and users should make sure not to enter sensitive information while using a third party proxy server.

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