AnonymoX is an initiative for anonymization in the internet and a great Firefox add-on too. The aim is to restore the users right of anonymity in the web. Most websites monitor the behavior of their users, giving the websites hosts the ability to analyze the general users behavior and create detailed user profiles, which often times are sold to third parties.
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Wish to extend your already awesome bar (otherwise known as the address or location bar) with some really neat tools? By default you can check out an RSS feed from there, and bookmark a web page. For those looking for a few more perks, you need to try UrlbarExt.
This add-on for Firefox extends your awesome bar with more commands, such as:
- Make Tiny URL
- Copy URL
- Search Site
- Go Up a Level
- Easier Page Tagging
- Navigate Sequential URL’s
- View Cached Version of the Web Page
- Surf Anonymously Proxy Servers
That is definitely a lot to do in such a little space. You also have the option to show or hide any icon you don’t need using the settings dialog. The only negative I could find, is that the options for the add-on do look a little cluttered – so much in there to configure in such a small amount of space.
You can pick UrlbarExt up on the Firefox Add-ons site.
I have had several questions sent into me lately all about proxy surfing.
When you get into proxy surfing, this is when the request you send into the browser goes to another service, then that other service sends your request from another location and pulls it back to you. Most of the time this is used to provide a means to deny access to certain URLs in a blacklist, thus providing content filtering.
Firefox does deliver a fix though with several add-ons you can install…
- Proxy Toolbar
- Environment Proxy
- SwitchProxy Tool
- BlockStop Proxy
FoxyProxy is probably the most widely used, but the others have advantages too. Which one is your favorite?
Hikkup is an interesting web site where you can send things out to folks anonymously. It was ment to ask those secret type of questions or make those hidden comments just to kind of get it out of your head and maybe get an opinion or two about it.
Well now they have a Firefox extension that only helps the sharing love.
Have you ever come across something on the Web that you wished you could forward to someone anonymously? Now you can. Just highlight the text, right-click, and choose “Send Anonymously!”. The recipient will get the text, a link, and any comments you add without knowing its you (you can reveal your identity if you want to).
Give it a shot and see what type of fun stuff you can figure out to send or that you can get from others. Might not seem like it would be, but it is slightly addicting and entertaining.
Torpark is a browser based on Mozilla’s Firefox that promises to give folks anonymous Web browsing. Why is this something new? Well, it is the first anonymous browsing tool that doesn’t require you make a dozen changes to your browser or jump through anymore hoops past installing to work.
Torpark uses the Tor network of internet routers set up by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that already has tens of thousands of regular users.
Whenever any computer connects to the net it freely shares information about the address it is using. This is so any data it requests is sent back to the right place.
The Tor network tries to stop this information being shared in two ways. First, it encrypts traffic between a computer and the Tor network of routers – this makes it much harder to spy on the traffic and pinpoint who is doing what.