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How to surf internet / orkut without being caught

The cyberpolicing is increasing in India, our communication is traceable to our home.

Whatever you are doing on internet is recorded by the server with your IP address. And ISP knows which IP address is used by which user (or cybercafe). Thus with the help of ISP and website (ie, google, orkut, yahoo, rediff, etc) Its quite straight forward to locate the user who posted questionable content on internet.

Recently, Rahul Vaid, an IT professional in Delhi was held for posting obscene messages against Sonia Gandhi, on orkut. Click for more news.

In another incident, Lakshmana Kailash K., a 26 year old techie, was arrested at his home, according to news reports. He was held for 50 days in Jail on charges of defaming Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on Orkut. Click for more news

But with little efforts, and cautiousness, you can surf online, surf orkut, post scraps, upload pictures, without being caught. This is called anonymous browsing.

TOR

When you go online, you leave tracks all over the place. You could be hanging out with friends on IM, checking out websites, or do

wnloading music. If you live in a country where snoops are prying into what ordinary citizens do online (lke, um, the US) you want a way to cover those tracks.

If you’re in school, though, then it’s even worse. No matter what country you’re in, chances are that your access to the internets is as snooped-on as any police state in the world.

So, how do we escape our little virtual prisons? In this Instructable, I’ll tell you about something called Tor (The Onion Router.) I’ll tell you how it works, and then offer some simple instructions on how to get your web browser hooked up. No more getting snooped!

Here is a link that teaches how to do it.

Click Here

Whenever I turn on my TV, every several minutes I can see Vodafone’s new ad, “Vodafone – Happy to help you” showing the famous vodafone pup helping people.

This is just advertisement, reality is so ugly. I have vodafone postpaid connection, and whenever I try to contact customer care, everytime I get into trouble, waste my 20-30 minutes and then leave.

The problems are every time different…..

1. When I dial 111, it doesn’t reach many times

2. “Sorry we are unable to process your request now” – The only message I hear on first time.

3. It starts with “welcome to vodafone…” then it asks my mob no to enter, then reads the number that I entered, then asks me to confirm, then gives options to choose, and then again ” sorry we are unable to process your request”

4. IVR starts directly in Marathi(I dont understand), and I can not figure out where to change it. Once I asked it to customercare where to change the language.

Update: a few more…

5. “Hello welcome to vodafone – sorry we are unable to process your request now” so idotic…

Just plain sucks – Vodafone. I hate you and going to ditch u very soon.

A nice presentation on career advice I came across today

Afraid of your boss while surfing on orkut or checking gmail ?

Have you ever wonder “what if you can change the look of gmail and orkut so that ppl from distance can not identify the site that you are surfing (orkut or gmail)” ?


You can do that – very simply. (Works only for Firefox)


Just download this stylish addon (used for applying skins to sites) – Following link


Then you can surf http://userstyles.org for skins of different websites and load them into stylish by clicking button “Load into stylish)


For example, following nice “gmail redesigned” skin for gmail


screenshot - gmail in stylish



And For orkut – I m using following skin.

http://userstyles.org/styles/4719


screenshot - orkut in stylish

Check out this “Brain Games” on Lumosity.com
I have come across many such games, but I really liked this one. Check it out.

http://www.lumosity.com/iq_tests/preview?number=1

Just a few days back we were discussing bout the safest seat in plane. Front ? Middle ? or Back ? Theoretically None. Practically ‘Back’. (Link)

Got this link from BoingBoing. They have numbers for survival chances too.

Survival chance in plane