If you use Internet, chances are, your surfing habits and your overall Internet activity has been tracked and recorded by the web sites you’ve visited (including search engines) and your Internet service provider.  Moreover, there is plethora of spyware, adware, viruses, Trojan horses and alike that you have to be watchful of… 

 

This has created a new market for companies providing anonymous proxy servers, which route your web requests through them, and thus, allow you to hide your IP address behind their proxies.  This allows you to minimize the chance of letting hackers and companies that own web sites you visit from stealing your personal information (this includes your surfing history).

 

Of course, you want to be sure you’re dealing with a reputable company and that you’re not just handing over your information from one crook to another…

 

Important Disclaimer:  I am not recommending any of the products/solutions below.  The list below are solutions I’ve come across that you might want to check out and do your own homework to see if you think it’s trustworthy and makes sense for you.

 

Some companies offer COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) products – e.g. http://www.privacy-pro.com/features_ipanonymizer.html

 

Others, offer free solutions; e.g. http://www.shadowsurf.com/, http://www.unblockurl.com/...

 

The site the appeared interesting to me is http://anonymousinet.com/

AnonymousInet.com provides a list of free anonymous proxy servers, updated every day.  The information includes the IP address of the proxy servers, the country of where the server is and other information from http://whois.domaintools.com