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Anonymous Web Browsing with “Hide My Ass!” Chrome Extension

Anonymous Web Browsing with “Hide My Ass!” Chrome Extension

Official HMA! Web Proxy extension for Chrome allows easy switch to secure, anonymous web browsing.

With varying degrees of online censorship making the rounds around the world it’s important for Internet users to have the means to be able to access content in spite of it. Sure, there’s VPNs, proxy software , and other methods that require software and tasks independent of your web browser, but the Hide My Ass! Web Proxy extension for Google Chrome simplifies it all by allowing users to easily redirect web traffic through its anonymous proxy network right from within the browser.

Hide My Ass! Web Proxy has no third-party ads or annoying popups seen with other proxy extensions for Chrome.  It works with all the popular video-hosting sites such as YouTube and adult tubes that many people are unable to view at work, school, or in countries with repressive content filtering regimes in place.

It has a list of proxy servers available in multiple countries, not just one, and uses SSL encryption for all websites.

So why use a web proxy, as if it wasn’t clear already? To visit websites anonymously, conceal your web browsing history from others, mask your location from prying eyes, bypass geographic content restrictions, and to, of course, bypass site and content filters.

Hide My Ass! Web Proxy features:

  • One click proxy. Whilst already browsing a website, click the extension icon to browse the website anonymously. Alternatively click the icon on a new tab to be shown a web proxy form and specify a website to proxify.
  • Select one of 20 web proxy domain names (not just HideMyAss.com).
  • Select a specific web proxy server (USA, UK, NL).
  • URL obfuscation. Choose between encoded and encrypted web proxy URL’s.
  • SSL encryption. Choose between HTTP and HTTPS web browsing.
  • Option to always launch web proxy in incognito mode for increased anonymity.
  • Option to always launch the web proxy in a new tab.
  • Option to always ask for manual URL entry (and not redirect based on address bar entries).

So how does it work? Easy. Just download and install the extension (Chrome required). Once done an icon will appear in your toolbar. Right-click and select “options.”

Make sure “HideMyass.com” is selected for proxy site. You can select others if you choose, but the server sites will be based in the USA only. Save your settings when you’re done.

Notice that you cane change server locations: USA, the UK, and the Netherlands.

Now, to visit a site anonymously, click the toolbar icon and enter the URL of the site you would like to proxy.

As an example I entered YouTube.com using a UK proxy server. Notice how it has changed my location filter to the UK. Now I can access content that was otherwise not accessible by US users.

It’s that easy.

Stay tuned.

[email protected] | @jaredmoya

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Jared Moya
I've been interested in P2P since the early, high-flying days of Napster and KaZaA. I believe that analog copyright laws are ill-suited to the digital age, and that art and culture shouldn't be subject to the whims of international entertainment industry conglomerates. Twitter | Google Plus
HowartSmith
HowartSmith

I found this article while searching for a best vpn. Then i came across http://www.hotspotshield.com and its available for free. 

 

Can anyone tell me, Is Hotspot shield is a good VPN while traveling??

Norqueta
Norqueta

yeah use any other proxy than this, I want to install it Uk version but they have censorship, us does, and nederlands has brien faget asses censorship on many things, and also hide my ass (give my ass up please it should read) already been a rat once, and so trust in this one is 0% . 

Nick Comeaux
Nick Comeaux

Well this definitely WOULD be useful to get around ISP censorship, can't argue with that.

Nick Comeaux
Nick Comeaux

It's not their fault though, that's the law I believe for all VPNs and Proxies in america. They HAVE to log for at leaat 30 days. So to be safe always use a VPN or proxy not based in the USA

Zeropaid
Zeropaid

Again, mask HTTP traffic, not commit international cybercrime. Even with overseas VPNs Im sure the long arm of US law will reach you if it's determined enough.

Nick Comeaux
Nick Comeaux

It's a useless service, they log activity and then hand it over. It's not "hiding" anything, it's only purpose is to make sure LEA writes 2 warrants instead of just one.

Nick Comeaux
Nick Comeaux

HideMyAss explains: It first came to our attention when leaked IRC chat logs were released, in these logs participants discussed about various VPN services they use, and it became apparent that some members were using our service. No action was taken, after all there was no evidence to suggest wrongdoing and nothing to identify which accounts with us they were using. At a later date it came as no surprise to have received a court order asking for information relating to an account associated with some or all of the above cases. As stated in our terms of service and privacy policy our service is not to be used for illegal activity, and as a legitimate company we will cooperate with law enforcement if we receive a court order (equivalent of a subpoena in the US).

Zeropaid
Zeropaid

Nick Comeaux: Nope. Not the case. It's only used to mask simple HTTP traffic, not commit international cybercrime.

Nick Comeaux
Nick Comeaux

Yeah but they found the rat because he was using "hide my ass". I think I read that on here.

Zeropaid
Zeropaid

Nick Comeaux: No it wasnt, they got ratted out by one of their own.

Nick Comeaux
Nick Comeaux

Think Hide my ass was the service that brought down lulzsec. No thanks.



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