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HideMyAss.comNo, get your mind out the gutter. HideMyAss is not like that.


Despite the funny name, HideMyAss is a handy little site that lets you get pass your work or school filters easily. It’s a proxy service that promises to hide your online identity so you can view the latest coverage on Heath’s unfortunate demise on TMZ or Gawker. You can check your MySpace or watch Tom Cruise wax poetic on Xenu. You can thwart hostile governments and surf freely. It works by hiding your IP address and is part of a network of web proxy sites under the umbrella of The Privax Network. HideMyAss also includes a widget option which lets you put a web proxy from your own website. The widgets shows a list of web proxy sites so that you and your visitors can go directly to a proxy URL. The best part? It’s free to hide your ass. In Their Own Words

“Founded – 28th October 2006, Privax sets out to achieve giving people the chance to surf anonymously online. Privax currently consists of The Privax Network which is a small but growing network of web proxy sites. Web proxies give people the ability to surf anonymously online with ease, by visiting one of our networked sites, anyone in the world can surf under our IP address in America. This brings many advantages, e.g. in China the government restrict people access to a lot of web sites (The Great Firewall Of China), but by using one of our sites, people from China can bypass the firewall and appear from the USA. Another example is when a typical college student wants to access a site which is blocked by the college filter system (e.g. MySpace!), we offer these students the ability and freedom to access blocked sites. For more information about how proxies work and function.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

HideMyAss has a lot of potential. It’s a great, sneaky way to bypass school and work filters so your days can be a little bit less boring. It’s also very appealing in these days of questionable government practices and Big Brother always around the corner.

Some Questions About

Will HideMyAss’s less than serious name, will cautious users be drawn to the bait? If so, will they be turned off by the pop-ups and slow speeds?

Author : Bruce Turner

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