UProxy專案由華盛頓大學和非功利組織Brave New Software研發,由谷歌提供資金資助,目前還在測試階段,初期將僅支援谷歌Chrome、火狐Firefox,不支援微軟Internet Explorer。uProxy並不是像Tor那樣的匿名代理,它不會允許檔案共享,不提供加密連線,它將是一個開放原始碼的專案。

uProxy is currently in restricted beta. We are inviting a small number of trusted testers with a strong technical background to help make uProxy as secure, private, and robust as we can before launching a public version.

What is uProxy?

uProxy is a browser extension that lets users share alternative more secure routes to the Internet. It’s like a personalised VPN service that you set up for yourself and your friends. uProxy helps users protect each other from third parties who may try to watch, block, or redirect users’ Internet connections.

What does uProxy do and why would I want to use it?

You might not realise it, but every time you connect to a website, your information takes many steps. For example it may travel from your computer to a Wi-Fi hotspot, to an Internet service provider, then on to an international gateway before arriving at the site. This journey matters because it is at each step that the connection may be blocked, surveilled or misdirected.

uProxy lets you provide a pathway for trusted friends to get safer, more private and more reliable access. You give access to a friend by email or chat (you can use any chat network). By accessing the Internet through uProxy, a friend’s Internet connection is routed through your computer before continuing to the site they are visiting. uProxy helps avoid attacks on your friend’s Internet connection. You can also use uProxy when you are travelling and worried about the security of your Internet connection. By using uProxy to route your connection back to your home computer, you can access the Internet as if you were in your own home.



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