On February 24th the government of Pakistan blocked access to YouTube. While the move came as a surprise to some, Internet censorship happens on a daily basis... even in the United States. However, thanks to sites like ProxyBlind.org, even governments can't stop people from accessing all parts of the Internet.
While perhaps still a mystery to the majority of Internet users, anonymous surfing via a proxy server is becoming big business as more and more Internet providers censor their users.
“Schools block their students, employers block their employees, and as seen in the case of Pakistan over the weekend, governments block their citizens from complete Internet access,” said spokesman Make D. Markovic. “We aim to give Internet users a way around those roadblocks. Our proxy servers allow users to surf the Internet anonymously and to bypass firewalls and other blocks.”
Think of an anonymous proxy server as the middleman between a restricted Internet user and the blocked page they want to access. The user tells the proxy server which site they wish to access and the proxy server then relays all of that blocked site's information back to the user. In fact, once the user starts surfing the Internet via the proxy server, they normally can't tell a difference.
And while some proxy sites charge their users a fee, ProxyBlind.org is completely free.
“We don't think the Internet should be censored,” said Markovic. “Information should be free and unrestricted, the sudden surge of Pakistani visitors using our service proves that people around the world agree, no matter where they are from. Whether your government is trying to censor the Internet or you just want to surf the Web anonymously, we invite you use ProxyBlind.org free of charge.”
ProxyBlind.org is one of the Internet's oldest and most trusted free proxy providers. Visitors to the site are invited to surf the Internet anonymously (thanks to the sites ability to hide a users IP address), via their free anonymous proxy server.