Use Personal VPN Services to Access Blocked Websites

When one thinks of blocked websites, you usually think of adult sites. However, you, might be surprised that many “normal sites” are blocked merely for daring to connect the world. Sites that encourage interaction are often censored, as are sites that feature controversial subject matter.

Two of the sites you would think to be anything but controversial are among the most blocked sites in the world: Facebook and Twitter. To you, Facebook and Twitter may only be social networking companies that help for further online discussion. However, these social media tools are often used for controversial purposes: like sharing adult content, or helping nurture rebellious causes, or reporting on questionable dealings.

In addition to social media sites, download sites such as BitTorrent and Mega Upload have also been banned, since many (if not most users) who use such sites download copyrighted content. Recently, Mega Upload felt the wrath of the U.S. Government acting on behalf of Hollywood and the music industry, by closing the site down and indicting the owner. (This happened despite celebrities speaking out for Mega Upload’s defense)

Video content sites, though they may not even share an illegal sharing, still merit government attention for the content they promote. YouTube and other video sharing sites have also been banned because of its controversial content, both amateur (videos of government atrocities) and even professional shows that it just happen to be banned in the country of origin. (China and the Middle East are both notorious for banning certain U.S. shows)

The advantage of VPN services is that they allow you to surf the Internet anonymously by cloaking the IP address. Only the VPN company itself knows what you’re doing and the best ones make it a point to erase all logging information concerning your visits. In addition to cloaking IPs, VPN hosts also allow users to securely upload and download information. This means that you could access banking information (and other sensitive information) securely through encryption.

Laws are quickly changing, and the U.S. has been one of the most engaged countries on the issue of government censorship, followed by Britain and Australia. U.S. lawmakers have tried to pass several controversial bills that empowered the state to censor questionable content. If this trend continues, it may reach a point where certain websites that feature heated political commentary or other “whistle blowing” themes might be banned entirely.

No wonder users are looking into VPN security—the freedom to surf of your own free will!

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