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Offline Chris Thomas

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2010, 10:48:17 AM »
@ polonus

Do you know if NoScript add on protect me from filters?

How do you optimize it?

I have just installed it with the default settings
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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2010, 01:48:08 AM »
Hi Chris Thomas,

NoScript and RequestPolicy in the browser will surely help as a combination to protect. Being rather anonymous is quite  problematic in the world of to-day. An example where you are less trace-able is:

1} Look for a public hot-spot [ free wifi internet service some-place ]
2} Put a Live Boot CD into your laptop.
3} Then set up a connection to Tor or another anonymous tooll.
4} After you have set up the Tor connection, surf to the site you want to go using http://anonymouse.org/anonwww.html or another.

IP number cannot be traced back anymore to you as a user, mac adres can be changed with various tools or take a Plug en play wifi adapter.
Laptop cannot be traced back.
OS, is not on the Laptop, but you cannot use personalized info because that can be traced back to you, so you have to sanitize your info...

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2010, 11:40:43 PM »
Good proxy link:

http://brapster.com/

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2010, 09:30:48 AM »
I personally have no problem with countries filtering what people can view.  however there does need to be some sort of accountability for what is being blocked.  The black list in Australia when leaked had a dentist's website and a hairdressers on their black list.

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2010, 12:34:03 PM »
I see the problem as more what governments decide to filter.The system could be abused to stifle legitimate political dissent.Plus there is also the Big Brother element.Who decides what and who to filter and why. :-\

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #20 on: January 06, 2010, 01:31:12 PM »
@ polonus

Thanks for your advise.

I bought a wireless dongle - Plug en play wifi adapter and I am now using it.

Does it protect me? How does it protect me?

But,

My ISP forces everyone to go through its proxy

proxy1.emirates.net.ae

I use Hotspot shield as a result to access blocked sites like ORKUT. Some years ago, even Facebook was blocked.

Softwares like TOR don't work here. I think they are blocked.

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2010, 02:09:43 PM »
Hi Chris Thomas,

Here is some interesting reading: http://filesharingtalk.com/vb3/showthread.php?t=54674
and http://www.homelandstupidity.us/2006/09/06/circumventor-getting-paid-to-fight-censorship/
Your ISP is provided by one single phone company that checks everything via a proxies pool with various proxies for dial, up for DSL etc. etc. that you are led through, and the Cybersitter closed software was ripped by the People's Republic of China: http://www.cybersitter.com/CYBERsitterPressRelease1-5-10.pdf

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« Last Edit: January 06, 2010, 03:45:03 PM by polonus »
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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2010, 09:47:00 PM »
Hi Chris Thomas,

Another interesting read with some chapters of the book Access Denied on opennet.com:

http://opennet.net/accessdenied

and: http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/projects/maps/

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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #23 on: January 06, 2010, 10:24:33 PM »
Good proxy link:

http://brapster.com/

polonus

I only get blank pages with any link I put in it.

edit: I think it's my firewall blocking it; I'd rather leave it like that then.
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Re: Western countries want Internet Filter...
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2010, 07:23:08 AM »
Thanks! Polonus!