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How To Browse the Web Anonymously

For many people like myself, it is essential to find ways to browse the web anonymously. I don’t do anything illegal online, but nevertheless, I don’t want my online activity watched by other people, and I don’t want to risk getting in trouble for something that had nothing to do with me. When you use the internet normally, you are not safe and you are not anonymous. This is a risk that no one should take, especially as there are very easy solutions to protecting yourself in the online world.

If you search the internet on this topic, you will find two main recommendations. The first of these is that you use a proxy, while the second that you use a VPN. Both of these services are effective ways of staying anonymous and they are very popular. Personally, I prefer a VPN, but both services have their advantages, and I will attempt to describe them in more detail.

One of the first things that you will notice about proxies is that there are a lot of them, and they are all very different from one another. Proxies have the potential to protect your information, to hide your IP address, and to allow you to get past most firewalls that are in place. But not all proxies do this, and this is where you have to be careful. For example, some proxies will show websites that you are using a proxy and will even reveal your IP address to the website, and to anyone else who is trying to find it out.

Proxies are very effective when you get the right one, and this can be easily achieved by shopping around. Make sure you carefully look at the conditions that the proxy provider places on their service, and also the reviews by other customers. This will give you an indication of whether the service is actually reliable. Furthermore, reviews will give you a better indication of whether the proxy does what it claims to, than reading the rhetoric by the company.

VPNs also allow you to browse the web anonymously, although they do so in a slightly different manner. When you connect to the internet using a VPN, you are actually connected to a VPN server. This acts to hide your IP address, and mask your identity, making it difficult for anyone to work out who you are. The biggest downside of a VPN is that they cost more than a proxy, but for most uses, this is well worth the cost.


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