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Bypass Web Content Filter

You can easily get around many Web content filters with the simple trick of using a "proxy" as a go between. By far the easiest, quickest, and least suspicious method is to use a search engine as your proxy. Any network monitoring tools that may be in place might think that you're simply using a search engine, not visiting prohibited sites.

Many search engines, such as Google and Altavista, offer Web-site translation services or other conversion tools, such as for mobile-computing devices. By using those services, the search engine can deliver otherwise-blocked content to your Web browser.

To try this technique, go to Google's translator page or Altavista's translator page. Then enter the URL of the site you want to view and configure the service to convert French (or any langauge) into English. It doesn't matter which origin language you choose, as long as you convert the site into English. Sites written in English will be automatically detected and delivered to your browser in the original language.

Another method is to use Google's mobile conversion tool. This service does tend to strip down the content for use on a cell-phone screen, so sites won't look the same as they do in a browser

You can also use Google's cache to retrieve Web pages, although the process is a bit more tedious. To do that, you must search for the page you want to view (using keywords or a URL string) and then click on the Cached link, if one exists.

Any of these approaches have one problem that you need to keep in mind. Your browser will try to load images directly from the target site, not from Google or Altavista. That process could trigger content filters and other monitoring software.


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