19th May 2012 | Comments
Just 2 days ago, social media sites were abuzz with angry netizens complaining about mysterious blocking of file sharing, torrent and video sites in India. As more news starting flowing in, the reasons and causes of the case became clearer.
A certain number of popular websites still remain blocked “as per Court Orders”. But this does not mean you cannot access them. Below, I’ll show you a few quick and easy tricks to access those sites.
Use Web Proxies
This is the easiest and the most straight-forward way to access blocked websites. Simply visit a web proxy like HideMyAss.com, put in the URL of the website you want to visit and browse it as you like. The only downside is that some websites may not look attractive as proxy websites tend to clean up images and scripts from websites, which does not render it properly. But heck, it makes it “surfable”.
Use Google Translator
You can use Google Translator the same was as using a web proxy. Amazingly, this also works when using the Indian version of Google Translator.
Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. Using Tor to access blocked websites is as easy as downloading the software, installing it, and running it. Tor is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
While I do stand against piracy, I do not support such censorship and control that is being implemented in a democracy. What do you think about it? Share with us in the comments below.
I would also like to know some other methods of accessing blocked websites that you know of.