Psiphon is a censorship circumvention solution that allows users to access blocked sites in countries where the Internet is censored.
Psiphon turns a regular home PC into a personal, encrypted server capable of retrieving and displaying web pages anywher.
How Does Psiphon Work?
Psiphon acts as a “web proxy” for authenticated psiphonites, retrieving requested web pages and displaying them in a user’s browser. Psiphon uses a secure, encrypted connection to receive web requests from the psiphonite to the psiphonode who then transports the results back to the psiphonite. There is no connection between the psiphonite and the requested website, as psiphon transparently proxies the request through the psiphonode’s computer allowing the psiphonite to browse blocked websites seamlessly.
How Do “Psiphonites” Connect to Psiphon?
Psiphonites go to their psiphonodes’ machine using a unique web address. The first page displayed is the user login. The psiphonite must login with a valid username and password, given to them by the psiphonode administrator. After authentication, the psiphon server displays a toolbar at the top of the page where the psiphonite can then enter a website to browse. When using psiphon, the psiphonite does not have to install any software or change any browser settings.
In English Please?
Basically a person acts as a node or central server that others connect to and use as a proxy to surf the Internet FREE FROM CENSORSHIP!
Simply install the program and create usernames and passwords to then distribute to those you wish to help so that they can then connect to your PC and use it as a gateway to an unfiltered Internet.
Can It Help Me Access Blocked Websites at School or Work?
YES! Psiphon requires no software installation on the PC at either location. You simply login to the IP address of the person (presumably you) running the program at home and type in a username and password.
How Do I Install It?
Check out or easy step-by-step guide here at ZeroPaid .
Review by Jared Moya
Psiphon has an average rating 3.4 out of 5 based on 28 user ratings.