by Alec Kubas-Meyer ·Posted
Back in high school, I was sitting in the computer lab and looked over to see a classmate on a Santa-themed shopping website. I asked him what, exactly, he was doing there, and he waved me over. In a random fill-in box about halfway down the page, he put in a URL that was blocked by the school’s filtering system. Suddenly, the shopping site disappeared, replaced by the blocked page. Thus, I was introduced to the world of proxies. Proxies are services that allow you to bypass filtering systems via misdirection. Rather than going directly to