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Learn about free, stand-alone, software to bypass Internet censorship. Other than using free Web proxy and changing your DNS, you can install one of the below free software programs to encrypt, scramble, obscure your Web browsing.
- What software can I use to circumvent Web censorship?
- Which are the more reliable, secure, free software?
- What operating systems can they be installed upon?
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"The Onion Router. Tor directs Internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than six thousand relays to conceal a user's location and usage "
Tor is free software for enabling anonymous communication. The name is an acronym derived from the original software project name The Onion Router.
This is a free, peer-to-peer, software that works on Windows, Linux/Ubuntu, and Mac OS.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.
Psiphon is an award winning circumvention system that uses a combination of secure communication and obfuscation technologies (VPN, SSH, and HTTP Proxy).
"Psiphon serves a specific and simple purpose: to grant users open access to the Internet when information controls and limitations are arbitrarily imposed within any given country.
The Psiphon service strives to be the first recourse against censorship wherever and whenever it occurs."
Direct, free Psiphon download for Windows and Android
For your Android phone and devices. A derivative software of Tor.
Orbot is a free proxy app that empowers other apps to use the internet more securely. Orbot uses Tor to encrypt your Internet traffic and then hides it by bouncing through a series of computers around the world. Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security known as traffic analysis.
Orbot is a free software project to provide anonymity on the Internet from a Google Android smartphone. It acts as an instance of the Tor network on such mobile devices and allows traffic routing from a device's web browser, e-mail client, map program, etc., through the Tor network, providing anonymity for the user.
This tool is being used to keep communications on smartphones secure from the governments that may be monitoring their communications, e.g. by political dissidents ar
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Popular Alternatives to Psiphon for 34 platforms including Self-Hosted, Blackberry 10, PlayBook, and Haiku. Explore 80 apps like Psiphon, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.
Popular Alternatives to Tor for 27 platforms including Self-Hosted, Blackberry 10, PlayBook, and Haiku. Explore 90 apps like Tor, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.
Use free Web proxy servers to circumvent government Internet censorship and filtering. But some virus checkers will be over-zealous and block them. Only use proxy servers that have good repuation or reviews. Use them at your own risk. Remember, ultimately the proxy knows your IP and history. Note that the proxy servers often do not offer HTTPS connection, which means your passwords and sensitive information may be at risk. What are proxy servers? How many kinds are there? How can I use t
One censorship trick is for your ISP to tweak its DNS servers, which seves as the "look up" directories when you surf the Web. You end up not finding the banned domains or stealthily misdirected. Other than proxy severs, you can try updating your computer's DNS server info to point to Google's, OpenNIC, or other public, free, and uncensored DNS servers. Your Web surfing may become faster if your ISP's DNS server had been overloaded. What is DNS server? How might ISPs and governments
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