Many times we see that a Government blocks some major websites in its country to stop online piracy or due to some other reasons. As we can see that some big websites like Facebook, YouTube and Google are blocked in some countries. Recently Madras High Court also issued an order to block all the major torrent websites active in India, including the two most popular video sharing websites - Vimeo and Dailymotion. But after two days this blockage removed by all ISPs. But if it happens again then what can we do to access our favorite website?
Access blocked websites in your Country
As online restrictions were never a part of the Indian web culture, most people are unaware as how to get around this block. There are countries where access to Facebook and some other popular websites has been blocked by the government. But people in these countries still access Facebook by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), or by using some other creative tricks. And if in future Indian government places a ban on major websites then it will become a very lucrative market for top global VPN service providers because it’s a VPN which generates an encrypted tunnel between our system and our network ISP and in this way it bypasses all filters and restrictions from our ISP and we can unblock every Government Restriction.
Schools / College also block some websites
Similarly When I was in my College I always wanted to access my favorite social networking sites (facebook, orkut) during my computer practical classes but these sites were banned from my network admin end and whenever there was a facebook word in URL we received an “Access Denied” page but when I knew about VPN it’s an Gold coin for me. I accessed every blocked site in my college by using a VPN service (Hotspot Shield) with 100% privacy (never detected by my network)
Ohh.. Your office PC has also limited Access
Now if I talk about our work place then I hear a lot that facebook is blocked at office or work place. But I am lucky in this case as there is no blockage at my office. But if you face some restrictions in your office then I suggest you to use a VPN to access facebook and other blocked sites at your workplace without getting caught by your Boos EYES as it also provides 100% privacy by bypassing your browsing session from your network.
What is a VPN?
A Virtual Private Network or VPN creates a secure network connection over a public network connection, like the internet. Normally, users just need to download the VPN software, install and run it on their computer. It takes no more than a few minutes to get the software up and running.
If your government/School or office blocks access to some websites that you want to access, you can still access them with the help of good VPN software. These websites currently appear blocked to you because your IP address is visible to everyone and hence your location, i.e. India, is a known fact. Whenever you try to access these websites from your open IP address your ISP immediately rejects the request and displays the message, “Access to this site has been blocked as per Govt. Orders or your School/office”. But if you use a VPN connection that has an international IP address, you will be able to unblock every blocked websites.
How VPN Works?
A VPN connection creates a secure tunnel between your device and its servers (wherever they are located). This means that the network traffic from and towards your computer passes through this impenetrable tunnel. Thus, it not only secures your web browsing session but also allows you to browse the internet anonymously.
Hotspot Shield, A VPN Giant
Tapping the current market scenario, some of the leading VPN service providers are seeking entry into this highly fruitful market. Among them is the VPN giant Hotspot Shield. It has over 10 million users worldwide and many of them come from countries where location based IP restrictions have cut access to free information. Their contemporary VPN software offers end to end online security, privacy and freedom. A good free VPN provides secure and anonymous web browsing, access to blocked websites, malware protection and more. There are many VPN service providers online but not all of them offer free VPN services accompanied by additional features.
As governments around the globe tighten the noose around the neck of internet users for one reason or the other, the need for a solution that ensures the security of online activity, guarantees its privacy and facilitates free access to information is being felt everywhere. The entry of top VPN service providers in restrictions based countries will certainly help resolve concerns about the security, privacy and freedom of the internet.