When George Orwell penned his novel 1984, he predicted that personal privacy and freedoms would be idyllic notions of the past. Some thought the story was just a outrageous tale spun to entertain the paranoid of his era, but some of its ideas are being manifested; just about 25 years later.
In the UK, there are government CC cameras around seemingly every corner, and here in the U.S., we have our beloved Patriot Act. These acts seem to keep chipping away at our rights: unreasonable search and seizures are not permitted.
Some people do not care about this freedom; “why is it a problem if you’ve got nothing to hide?” That’s not the point: these freedoms are inherited upon birth and are now being infringed at a rapid rate. States are beginning to plan actions that will effectively ban anonymous proxy servers, which allow you to remain anonymous online.
The government is looking for loopholes to bypass our rights right now. The Constitution states that the government can’t directly obtain information, so they are going through Google, and getting them to send browser histories and other information.
An anonymous proxy can provide you shelter from this blatant privacy invasion. Free proxies are easily identified as being proxies, but fee-based proxies are much better at cloaking what they are. Using one of these proxies would allow you security from the information man-hunt and no one would even know you are using an anonymous proxy.Tags: 1984, Anonymous Proxy, big brother