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ProxyHam’s early demise gives way to new and improved privacy devices

Written by Arstechnica
ProxyHam’s early demise gives way to new and improved privacy devices
  • Arstechnica
  • 2 years ago

ProxyHam’s early demise gives way to new and improved privacy devices

Privacy advocates disappointed about the sudden and unexplained demise of the ProxyHam device for connecting to the Internet have reason to cheer up: there are two similarly low-cost boxes that do the same thing or even better.

The more impressive of the two is the ProxyGambit, a $235 device that allows people to access an Internet connection from anywhere in the world without revealing their true location or IP address. One-upping the ProxyHam, its radio link can offer a range of up to six miles, more than double the 2.5 miles of the ProxyHam. More significantly, it can use a reverse-tunneled GSM bridge that connects onto the Internet and exits through a wireless network anywhere in the world, a capability that provides even greater range.

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