Ivor O’Connor

October 11, 2012

The Great Internet Wall of America.

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 3:31 am

Google pretty much has a stranglehold on everything “internet” in America. They do have the best. However they have stifled competition to such a degree it’s not right. So how to get around them?

I’m thinking the first step is to keep them from tracking me. And Tor is fantastic for that. It installs a proxy encrypting all traffic to another country which then is multiplexed in such a way the end server has no idea where the traffic originated. I tried Tor a decade or so ago and it was unbearably slow. It’s much faster now and perhaps usable. 

Most of my online habits must change. I need to make use of sites that don’t require intrusive software like flash and adobe. Then I need to replace google as my search provider. I’m thinking google filters out the interesting stuff. Like where I can buy cheap textbooks in PDF format for instance. There’s so much to learn and I don’t think I have the time or zeal to follow through… 

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