IP addresses are the digital fingerprints that each computer or network leaves on the Internet. Easily traced back to one particular location, these addresses can reveal your precise location, leaving digital bread crumbs along the paths you travel online.
An anonymous web proxy acts as a separator allowing users to continue navigating the Internet through a remote proxy location’s IP address, rendering their personal activities virtually untraceable to prying eyes. Upon signing in to the anonymous web proxy, a user assumes the public IP address associated with the proxy, wearing it like an IP mask. Any websites accessed through the proxy will treat the user as if he or she were at the physical location of the relay IP address. This technique can be used to circumvent IP address restrictions, or to guarantee complete online privacy after the moment of assuming the web proxy’s IP address.
A web proxy provides many user benefits, including that it:
masks locations for untraceable surfinggrants users access to information as though they were in the desired locationallows traveling users to access the Internet their accustomed togives users the ability to choose their IP locationcircumvents government or corporate censorshipallows you to safely use public computers without leaving traces behindallows access to regional entertainment programming, such as sporting events
Web proxy hosting services, like Secure Tunnel, offer users a wide variety of remote locations to choose from as the relay for a web proxy.
As an example, Secure Tunnel has networks in the United States, Europe, Russia, South America and Asia. Users are empowered with the choice of selection, unencumbered by geography. A student user in Seoul, South Korea can access the London or German networks as easily as a winemaker in France. Each of those users, to an outside eye, would have their activities appear to originate from the remote location.
The reason that a person chooses not to publicly reveal their online activities isn’t really important – the important issue is that a person has the ability to use the internet with privacy if he chooses to do so. Web proxies are a good way for users to safely and remotely experience anonymous web browsing from anywhere in the world.