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Do I-net Anonymizers Work ?
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Posted on 10/15/2010 11:57:11 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT

are these anonymizers worth the cost per year or am I throwing my money away?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Education; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: anonymizers; internet; privacy; surfing

1 posted on 10/15/2010 11:57:15 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

http://anonymouse.org/


2 posted on 10/16/2010 12:05:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Personally, I never use them.


3 posted on 10/16/2010 12:18:35 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
Whatever you are paying .. It's too much!

Since you didn't elaborate on why you think you need to use a proxy or what you are spending .. All that I can say is .. You can't hide from the Law!

In saying that .. Go to your local library or Wherever and do your ... 'anonymous' surfing from there!
(Just make sure that you don't need to use your library card) 8)
4 posted on 10/16/2010 12:22:41 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I use one, swear by it but wont pimp it here in FR.


5 posted on 10/16/2010 12:22:46 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

This one is free.

http://www.torproject.org/


6 posted on 10/16/2010 12:28:59 AM PDT by smokingfrog (Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
You can find free anonymous surfing proxies.

Keep in mind that whatever service you use, your surfing history will be available to the anonymous proxy servers. You need to find out what their policy is on how long they retain that history (and then determine whether or not you believe that they follow their stated policy). If the government asks for their records, they WILL turn over all of the records they still have on their servers.

If you don't have a SSL connection (https) to the anonymous proxy, your ISP will also have access to all of your surfing history. If you do have an SSL connection to the anonymous proxy, everything that goes through your ISP will be encrypted.

Finally, even if the anonymous proxy service destroys all of you browsing history hourly, and even if they offer an SSL connection so that your ISP doesn't have any clear-text browsing history, your own computer retains several browsing history files. Even if you delete all of these files from your own computer, the data can be easily retrieved. Though, there are programs available that will "wipe" your disk of any data left behind after those files are erased.

Anonymous browsing is not an easy thing to do.

7 posted on 10/16/2010 12:46:58 AM PDT by Washi
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Bttt


8 posted on 10/16/2010 12:55:53 AM PDT by feedback doctor (revolution, baby)
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To: Washi

Any pc that I get rid of .. The hard-drive is removed .. first!

(Hammers are Great for removing evidence LOL)


9 posted on 10/16/2010 1:13:13 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Washi

As I stated above .. Go to a library!
(Let them try and .. Trace That!)


10 posted on 10/16/2010 1:15:16 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: plinyelder

you’re the 1st i’m responding to on this issue and no idon’t have anything to hide—my life is an open book but - i feel that i’m becoming more online insecure & slightly paranoid it’s just seems so crazy out here in cyber world


11 posted on 10/16/2010 1:29:12 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
you’re the 1st i’m responding to on this issue and no idon’t have anything to hide—my life is an open book but - i feel that i’m becoming more online insecure & slightly paranoid it’s just seems so crazy out here in cyber world

It is a crazy world, whether you are in the Cyber or the Real one.

Same thing goes for the Cyber world as it does for the Real one!
Be careful, be aware and do everything as if someone were looking over your shoulder!

12 posted on 10/16/2010 1:40:36 AM PDT by plinyelder ("I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Washi

thanks for your reply there is terminology in your statements i don’t quite get but i’ll look it up, self-educate and get back to you with a better response- FairPoint is my provider here in Burlington VT


13 posted on 10/16/2010 1:46:24 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: max americana

max am.........no one is asking you to pimp anything you don’t want to pimp


14 posted on 10/16/2010 1:49:41 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: Cindy

i posted this because i’m considering usage


15 posted on 10/16/2010 1:51:11 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Not a problem, that was just my personal comment regarding my habits.


16 posted on 10/16/2010 1:55:37 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: plinyelder

about 3 days ago someone posted a website called WOPULAR
http://www.wopular.com and stated that if you entered your online screen name in their aggregator search information about you and where you post comes in their “mega-search”

I went to their search box and entered my screen name from Free Republic. Lo and behold not only did my name come appear but others here @ Free Republic also .........

now knowing that my screen name and comments here @ FR are NOT PROTECTED and obviously anyone else here is subject to public scrutiny of this sort makes me wonder ......do I want to wind up on political/free speech enemies list ??

What is JR’s (Jim Robinson)and FR policy on dissemination of information to aggregators?

Does JR need to lock down member’s names and profile info? ‘cause I saw my simple profile page from when i first joined along with others!!

this isn’t good imho

perhaps someone should alert a Admin Mod & pass this info i’m sharing along to JR


17 posted on 10/16/2010 2:07:50 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: plinyelder

about 3 days ago someone posted a website called WOPULAR
http://www.wopular.com and stated that if you entered your online screen name in their aggregator search information about you and where you post comes in their “mega-search”

I went to their search box and entered my screen name from Free Republic. Lo and behold not only did my name come appear but others here @ Free Republic also .........

now knowing that my screen name and comments here @ FR are NOT PROTECTED and obviously anyone else here is subject to public scrutiny of this sort makes me wonder ......do I want to wind up on political/free speech enemies list ??

What is JR’s (Jim Robinson)and FR policy on dissemination of information to aggregators?

Does JR need to lock down member’s names and profile info? ‘cause I saw my simple profile page from when i first joined along with others!!

this isn’t good imho

perhaps someone should alert a Admin Mod & pass this info i’m sharing along to JR


18 posted on 10/16/2010 2:07:58 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I went to wopular and you are correct. My FR profile showed up as well as my former tagline. There was other info there that had nothing to with me.


19 posted on 10/16/2010 3:23:23 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Christ died for our sins...)
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To: PoloSec

let’s think of everyone else here,too,because this is why i posted my thread! this is crazynutz - so now every Freeper is not only available to have their name posted but their postings here @FR scrutinized

prior to joining FR i hung around here a lot w/o posting anything and it was way prior to the last pres election. i wanted to get a feel for what i was getting into before i submitted a screen name and a profile. I also realized at the time the information i would post would be subject to comment (ha!) as we all are , correct? I understood that googling was in the mix too, and at first light this WOPULAR seems to have their finger on FR and it’s member and member’s comments.........

It’s amazing to sign in here @ FR w/pw and then find your screen name FROM here publicly available!

I wonder what JR has to say about this - was this information from FR sold?mined?turfed?ripped-off?

what do you think?


20 posted on 10/16/2010 3:32:57 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Free Republic is on the internet. Anyone on the internet can read anything on Free Republic. That should be obvious.


21 posted on 10/16/2010 3:53:41 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
Sorry for the technical jargon.

I'll explain some of the acronyms and other things.

SSL is "Secure Sockets Layer." That is a protocol that is used when you connect with an Internet server computer that uses "HTTPS" in the address instead of "HTTP." When you are connected to such a site, most browsers will display a little "lock" icon on the screen to show that you have a secure connection, like a banking site, or the check-out pages of Amazon.com or Ebay where you enter credit card information. The secure connection means that all of the data that travels between your computer and the Internet server computer is encrypted. It can't be read by anyone else.

An ISP is an "Internet Service Provider" like "America On Line" or, in your case, FairPoint. Any data that travels between you and any other server on the Internet goes through the servers at FairPoint. All of that data can be recorded and retained. If, however, you have a secure connection with another computer on the Internet, all of the data that goes through the FairPoint computers is encrypted and can't be read by anyone.

When you delete a file on your hard-drive, the data actually stays on the hard drive. All the computer does is remove the pointer to the file that identifies the data as a "file" to the file system. Until that portion of the hard-drive is over-written by some other file, all of the "Ones and Zeros" that made up the contents of the deleted file will remain on the hard-drive and can be read to see what was in the file. A disk "wiping" program will over-write those remaining "Ones and Zeros" to make them unreadable.

22 posted on 10/16/2010 8:39:28 AM PDT by Washi
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Oh, and “proxy” or “proxy server” is just another name for the computer at the Anonymizer site that you use.


23 posted on 10/16/2010 8:42:55 AM PDT by Washi
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT
now knowing that my screen name and comments here @ FR are NOT PROTECTED and obviously anyone else here is subject to public scrutiny...

You should have no expectation that anything you post on a public discussion forum is "protected." Anything that can be read by anybody who reads the FreeRepublic website can just as easily be read by the WOPULAR computers.

A good rule of thumb to go by is that anything that you send over the Internet, be it a forum post here, an instant message, a comment on Facebook, an email, or anything else, can be recorded by any computer that it passes through, can be stored forever, and can be found by someone who really wants to find it.

The anonymity that you have here on FreeRepublic is limited to the fact that you can post your comments as "MissDairyGoodnessVT" instead of using your real name. If, however, you posted something that caught the interest of law-enforcement, and they obtained a warrant, JR would be legally compelled to turn over any of your personal information (real name, email address) that you used when signing up for your account on FreeRepublic.

24 posted on 10/16/2010 9:04:49 AM PDT by Washi
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To: Washi

Bump to your post no. 24 Washi.


25 posted on 10/16/2010 1:09:44 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Washi

oh i am completely in agreement with you on this one-no problem


26 posted on 10/17/2010 2:40:47 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: iowamark

ty!


27 posted on 10/17/2010 2:44:02 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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