Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 30, 2013
idcloak launches a free Proxy Server IP List for users requiring a way round censorship filters or georestrictions on popular sites like YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. The list consists of over 2,200 publicly available servers around the world, any of which may be used to connect to the web from an alternate location.
Users of the list require a basic understanding of unblocking strategies if they are to select the right proxy for the circumvention task at hand. idcloak’s senior researcher, Robin Welles, explains the two most important principles, “The proxies fall into two main categories where function is concerned. First you have those that break out of local censorship – for example, when your government or your employer blocks access to Facebook or Twitter. What’s needed here is a low anonymity HTTPS proxy. The encryption is important as it means the unblocked content can pass through censoring filters unnoticed.
“The second major category of proxy is a regular HTTP high or medium anonymity proxy. Users will pick out this type if they want to hide their real location when they visit a web page which is fussy about the geolocation of its visitors. You need these proxies to unblock YouTube videos, for example.”
Anonymous proxies are few and far between, however; and are often slowed by congestion. When this happens, Welles suggests idcloak’s site-based web proxy, which is also free. “Our web proxy is essentially a virtual browser on our website which is preconfigured to connect to a remote proxy server. The proxy’s menu currently allows the user to choose between three countries – the UK, US and Japan – with more planned for the near future. Another good thing about the web proxy is we manage the servers in-house, so you know your data is safe from potential snoops as it passes through the proxy.”
Some might say idcloak’s proxy IP list and web proxy are precursors to the firm’s forthcoming internet VPN service, due for general release in the next few days. This service is operated through a map-based software interface, which allows users to opt for country locations at the click of a button. The VPN’s performance is highly regulated for optimum speeds, is high-anonymity and works with other programs such as torrents, chat and VoIP (e.g., Skype).
See idcloak.com to learn more.