Internet censorship is something which almost all of us, no matter where we live, encounter in one form or the other. Social networking or video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter are usually blocked in offices. Some sites, like Pandora, are country specific. Even if you can visit the sites mentioned above using certain workarounds or tools, your school/company or ISP may record your recent activities, something you might not want.
So how can you achieve anonymous browsing in Chrome to protect your online activity?
For more anonymous browsing in Chrome you can use Tor, a free open network originally developed to protect government communications. Recommended by the privacy advocacy organization the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the Tor browser works with Chrome and lets you turn it on or off depending on when you need anonymity.
Tor works by routing your traffic through a series of servers, operated by volunteers around the world, before sending it to your destination. This makes it very effective at hiding your IP address.
However, it has limitations. First, because of the number of servers your data passes through, Tor can be quite slow. And while data is encrypted between the servers, it is unencrypted when it leaves the last (exit) server and is passed to the website you’re visiting. So anyone operating an exit server can see IDs, passwords and any other data you send unless you have a secure connection with the website you’re visiting It is widely speculated that various government agencies and hacker groups operate exit servers to collect information.
A VPN is a virtual private network. VPN applications are a great means if you’re looking for anonymous browsing in Chrome. They’re used it to establish your own fake network, working to encrypt all your online data, and give you different IP from the IP address of your own so you can access to the sites blocked, as a result of your Internet connection and data encryption, it becomes impossible for any person, or even your own internet service provider to monitor or follow your browsing records.
There are online web proxies too, but many of them are of unknown origin and hence you cannot ensure complete privacy. So what is the best way for anonymous browsing in Chrome without worrying about security? I’d say VPN is probably the best and ultimate solution to bypassing internet censorship in a secure way.
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