(The Hosting News) – With its launch of an SSL proxy list this week, idcloak has armed netizens in internet censorship countries with an effective tool for bypassing blocks. The thousand-strong list of proxies from around the world not only enables users to reroute their internet to another country but also to encrypt the internet data they request from there. This encryption allows restricted internet users to unblock US sites like Facebook, Google and Twitter without fear of detection by government censors.
idcloak’s specialist on censorship circumvention, Gill-Chris Welles, sees this release as a milestone in the company’s efforts to promote web freedom, “We fundamentally believe in geographically unrestricted access to the global web, but without a concerted push in that direction, the internet will inevitably be pulled the other way: towards control, personalization and localization. Our SSL proxy list offers a means of how to access blocked sites in a way that is invisible and safe. As a global and free public service, that’s very valuable.”
idcloak’s growing suite of anti-censorship services are mostly geared towards countries where internet access is heavily regulated by the state. Welles, however, insists that such services can play an equally important role in ‘free’ countries, “We think about internet censorship as a problem in ‘other’ parts of the world where freedom of speech is limited, but it’s happening here too, albeit in different ways. The monetization of the internet is rapidly making our web experience more regionalized and personalized – the adverts, the search results, the recommendations – it is all about where you are and who you are and is a form of censorship too. We are breeding our own culture for web censorship under the guise of usefulness. I personally feel we should have the choice and means to resist: to stay global and anonymous if we choose.”
idcloak Technologies is a Dallas provider of security and privacy web services. For more information on web circumvention, anonymity or security, visit http://www.idcloak.com.