December 22nd, 2005, 18:05 PM
Old and Cranky
Google free proxy!
(Originally found at www.Digg.com)
Access restricted web sites using Google language tools service as a proxy.
Ok, let's start from the beginning. We all know that Google is more than a search engine; we do use it as provider for email, mapping, news and many other services. Google is now also a free proxy service. Proxy is a device that stands between a PC and the internet, providing all the connections to the world wide web. What a proxy does is to receive all data from a requested site, so when you access web pages all data come from proxy.
What's the purpose for Google as a proxy? We often use office/school/university connections, usually those services are set to provide more safety, blocking the access to undesidered web sites (the "black list"). What you can do now is use Google translator service (language tools) as a proxy to bypass the restrictions set for our connection!
More at the link
December 22nd, 2005, 18:30 PM
It wouldn't work where I work as all the pages are scanned for "questionable words or phrases".