Did you know Google Free Proxy Can Access Restricted Websites? Yesterday I tried to access my website from a university computer. Unfortunately the entire domain blogspot.com was in the list of blocked websites. Luckily I remembered a recent article…
O’Reilly points out how to use Google translator service (language tools) as a free proxy to bypass the restrictions. Basically they provide a url which performs an english to english language translation, your connection is directed to a google.com page so this page won’t be blocked (unless google.com is on the black list, which is unlikely).
1. The en|en is an english to english translation. If you use fr|fr you get a french to french translation and so on. The proxy method helped me bypass the restriction and access my blog. But remember it does not hide your IP address.
Based on their idea, I simpy used this link to access my blog.
You can replace our url with your blocked url and bypass the block.
2. In the same page comments, they point to another quick way using the Google Mobile Search – a tool for searching and viewing the Web on your mobile phone. Google may alter images, text formatting and/or certain aspects of web page functionality to suit best for mobile phone view.
Based on this concept, the url which let me access my blog was
Though the formatting, sidebar and CSS was gone, a limited amount of content was accessible.
Often some websites are blocked on university, school and office computers to prevent access to restricted websites with improper content. Although I was surprised that they had blocked all blogs from blogspot.com on the server, this tip helped me access my blog.