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How Do Proxies Work with Supreme ?

One of the questions we get on this site quite often is ‘How Do Proxies work with Supreme ‘ and it’s actually quite simple.   It’s probably simpler though to quickly explain why anyone would want to use proxies in this way and even more importantly is there any money to be made from it!

People Use Supreme Proxies for Profit

I’ve been writing on this site about proxies for over a decade and it’s amazing to see how widespread the technology is now used.  Initially proxies were mainly used for anonymity and censorship perspectives, two significant areas where proxies can make a real difference.   However much of the spread of this technology comes from slightly different perspectives – firstly the ability to bypass online blocks from media companies – for example you can read how you can use a proxy to watch the BBC from anywhere.  Every day millions of people use encrypted proxies (VPNs) to access online media sites which they would normally be blocked.   The proxy has become common place and it’s also used in lots of other different sectors including those of the online entrepreneur.

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It’s also been many years since I used a Supreme proxy myself, when I bought a box full of supposedly hard to find supreme sneakers online.  Basically using them to switch my IP address when I visited the Supreme footlocker site to purchase them in about ten different transactions.  To be honest I made a decent amount of profit and would be still doing the same if I had the faintest idea of which sneakers are hot and which are not!   Unfortunately I don’t and it’s a fast moving market where you can easily get lumbered with loads of unwanted stock if you don’t know what you’re doing.

The Supreme proxies are actually just simple proxies sited in a city near the datacentre where the Supreme web server was situated.     They have to be near to limit the latency between the proxy and the web site because time can be important when competing for limited and rare releases.   If your proxy is too slow then your chances will be severely reduced, which is why you should never try and cop the latest releases from a poor mobile connection either.

So How Do Proxies Work with Supreme Websites ?

They merely give you the ability to use multiple digital identities from the same physical location or computer.  You just bounce your connection off a proxy server and it hides your real location.  The n switch to another proxy or get it load another IP address and you’ve got yourself another identity.  It’s really that simple.

When you’re buying limited release sneakers (which are the ones which make money) then they’re normally limited to one or two pairs per customer.  If you are sat at home or in an office using the same IP address then that’s your limit. However a proxy can switch your IP address after each transaction so that you look like a completely different person each time.

So instead of buying a single pair of sneakers you can buy 5, 10 or 20 plus.  Which when you consider that some of the sneakers are pretty simple to resell at three or four times their retail price, you can make an awful lot of money.  Which is exactly what I did many years ago and to be honest should really still be doing if the world of copping kicks hadn’t slightly left me behind!

So a Supreme proxy is just a normal proxy in the right place?

Partially true but unfortunately competition and a variety of counter-measures to block multiple purchases means that it’s a bit more complicated nowadays.  Any old proxy won’t work largely because the Supreme servers are on the lookout for proxies, VPNs and basically any attempt to make multiple purchases.

Only the Best (or Supreme Proxies will do)

Since I attempted to make a few bucks from Footsites like Supreme, things have changed quite a bit.  First of all there’s an easier way to make multiple purchases than sitting around clicking on refresh all the time – yes you can use Bots!  These are software programs which automate multiple purchases automatically.  You can input a few identities, some payment methods and what you want to buy and where from and leave them running.   If you set them up properly you can buy lots of sneakers without being there.

How Do Proxies Work with Supreme

There are dedicated Supreme Bot programs and even ones that can buy from lots of different Footsites like AioBot.  It’s important to remember that you still need proxies though whether you use software or not.  A Bot will face the same blocks if it tries to make multiple purchases without additional identities and IP addresses.

The quality of these proxies is also important, in fact this will largely control how successful you are.  Firstly as mentioned they need to be quick and ideally located near the target websites.  Also the IP addresses need to be high quality and work with the target sites.  A proxy with lots of blacklisted IP addresses that’s been used by spammers for example will get blocked by any half decent e-commerce server.

It’s why you’ll find many proxy providers creating specialised servers for different purposes.  So the better providers will be able to supply Adidas proxies or ones specifically for Supreme which are guaranteed to work with each platform.

Here’s a quick checklist for finding Proxies that will work with Supreme successfully

  • High Performance – slow and unstable  proxies are pointless as you’ll miss out or time out on the purchase.
  • Location – Use Proxies based and with IP addresses near to your target.
  • Platform Specific – Supreme Proxies should have IPs curated specially to work with that platform and work perfectly.

I have my favorite proxy providers, and to be successful you need to find ones you trust too.  One of the crucial pieces of advice is to ensure you talk to your chosen proxy providers.   Simply because what you’re doing is crucial, Supreme EU proxies won’t work very well if you’re using the US site and vice versa.   Similarly US servers won’t help from other countries, however you can get Supreme Proxy Australia if that’s your target market too.

I’ve heard rumours that it’s often worth targeting other countries if you can get the goods shipped to you easily.  US tends to be most aggressive market so can be harder to succeed. However remember most proxy service companies want you to succeed, ask them for advice.  To make money with a proxy service you need regular customers – this will only happen if they’re making money!

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This is who I use – RotatingProxies.com

Good  luck if you are pursuing this strategy, although it’s more competitive than when I bumbled through it – there’s still people making lots of money.  Keep checking this site I update regularly and will be putting up a list of some of the best Supreme Bots for sale soon.

Top Tip : Buy Good Proxies to Make Real Cash

Writing a blog about proxies which has been around for many, many years does have certain advantages.  One of the most important is that you often become aware of some wonderful online money making ideas, very early on.  The reason?  Well simply because almost any online opportunity which needs to be scaled will usually involve operating multiple identities in order to scale.  You can’t really do that without proxies.

Take for example the buying and selling of concert and sporting tickets, or scalping as it’s often (angrily) referred to.  You know that you can resell that extra AC/DC or Bruce Springsteen ticket at a hefty profit online.  Yet you’re never going to become rich doing this, for one very simple reason – you’ve only got one spare and that’s only because your girlfriend dumped you!  But wait what if you could get your hands on 10, 20 or even a hundred of these tickets?  Multiply that nice little profit 100 times and you’ve got the basis of a full time online career.

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What’s more this career involves very little actual work and gives you loads of free time to enjoy your income.  Let me give you a rough idea of the daily tasks that the average, low level ticket scalpers will have to accomplish in order to make his income.

Research – this is going to be the most time consuming and possibly the most boring part of the job.  You need to be aware of all the opportunities, which are the hottest tickets?  When are they being released to the public? Where’s the best place to resell them – craigslist, eBay, fans forum or a ticket resale site?

Buying – probably the hardest part of the job?  You need to get hold of enough tickets to resell?  No tickets means no profit and the tickets that provide the biggest returns are obviously scarcer and harder to get hold of.  Anyone who has tried to buy a ticket for an event like this knows how difficult it can be.  You are not just after a couple either you want much more than this!  However the organizers of these events don’t like the resell market so will take extra care to limit purchases to a couple per person.  This is where proxies come in, without them you have no chance of buying any number.

Selling – the experienced operators know exactly where to sell these tickets for maximum profit, with minimum hassle.  The trick is to offload them quickly and easily making a decent (but reasonable) profit on each one.  A discrete, quick transaction is best not a high profile, aggressive online bidding war!  Repeat customers where you can sell directly too are perfect, which you don’t get by ripping people off.

This is of course just a simple example, although a perfectly legitimate one that does work.  The concept relies on buying something in short supply and reselling at a profit, nothing particularly clever.  Tickets for concerts is a pretty obvious one and indeed there’s lots of competition from people (and large firms) doing this.  However there are many variants on this idea and lots of completely different opportunities to make your living online too.   Once you start looking for these ideas, they are literally everywhere yet obviously original ideas tend to have much less competition.

Whatever the Angle – its Critical to Buy Good Proxies

Back to our little example, where most people fail in the ticket marketing niche (and anything similar) is actually buying enough tickets to make it worthwhile.   Many years ago it was perfectly feasible to take a couple of days off work, sit down by your computer and make multiple applications and grab yourself a few dozen tickets.  Unfortunately those days are long gone, most ticket e-commerce sites are packed with all sorts of technology designed to prevent multiple purchases.  This is the case for most websites where demand is high and supply limited.

So what’s to be done, how do you bypass these limitations and operate freely?  Well like most online money making activities the key is the ability to operate under multiple identities.  This doesn’t mean you have to act like an undercover spy with fake passports and disguises.  What you need to do is have complete control of your digital identity.  This is absolutely crucial and allows you to switch your IP address and connect to the websites multiple times and thus conduct as many separate transactions as you need.

The proxies serve two important functions –

  • Hides your real identity and location.
  • Provides alternative digital identities.

The name is actually very descriptive as they really do act as your proxy, with the right setup you can appear to be a wide variety of people accessing from completely different locations all without  moving from your computer.  So whatever function you need – be it buying stock from an e-commerce site, operating a bunch of Instagram or Twitter accounts or promoting your own website or blog – then it’s so much easier to do when you have multiple options.

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The key though is to make sure that these multiple identities are both trustworthy and respectable ! If you use free proxies then even in the unlikely event that the servers are secure and safe, then the IP addresses will be definitely blacklisted because people will have been using them to spam across the planet.   Same goes for loads of commercial proxy providers, it’s tempting to buy proxies cheap but you’ll usually end up with a bunch of them which are loaded up with abused IP ranges that many servers block instantly.

Obviously this greatly depends on what you’re doing with them, using blacklisted IPs addresses to manage your precious Instagram accounts won’t end well.  While E-commerce servers will routinely be checking for any addresses flagged to prevent fraudulent transactions too. If you’re just doing market research, or using some automated SEO tool to promote your blog then using some cheap IPV4 proxies may be just fine.

For most other activities, you need fast, well configured ninja proxy servers with decent IP addresses.

Rotating Proxies Can Offer Quantity and Quality

One of the major detection steps that caused real problems for proxy providers is when sites starting to distinguish between the classification of IP addresses.  Previously the only things that were checked was location and whether the IP address was on any blacklists.   However when Netflix started to block access from commercial IP address ranges, the big web companies noticed how effective this was at detecting the use of proxies and VPNs.   Almost overnight millions of people who used VPNs to access Netflix or change their Netflix region, were instantly blocked from the site.

Essentially what they did was to only allow access to IP addresses which were registered to residential addresses i.e home users.  Anyone else was restricted from accessing the site, it did mean that you couldn’t watch Netflix from work anymore but that was considered a small price to pay.  All the VPN and proxy services used commercial addresses because they simply didn’t have access to residential addresses.  Nowadays it’s a common check that servers perform to look up whether the inbound connection originates from a residential IP address.

It was a major shakeup to the proxy industry, virtually every online business opportunity needed to use the same IP addresses that home users used.  However they were very hard and expensive to obtain, you could pay a lot and still get access but any sort of scale was extremely expensive.  Sure a few hundred dollars a month allowed you to buy residential proxy servers but they had to be dedicated too and very carefully managed.   Slowly the providers obtained more access to residential addresses however the cost didn’t fall much as they were still scarce.

The significant change was the development of rotating or backconnect servers which could automatically manage pools of residential IP addresses.  These could ensure that there was no concurrent access (multiple users on an address at the same time) while sharing the addresses among a larger number of subscribers.  Although this didn’t mean cheap residential proxies it did reduce the cost significantly so they became much more affordable.

Choosing the Right Proxy for the Task

If you look at the different sections in one of my favorite companies  RotatingProxies.com, you’ll see that not only are the services split up into type but they are also grouped into the specific tasks.  For people who just need proxies for a specific task then this is definitely the best method of selecting which service to use, here’s some of the sample types –

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Why are these proxies so different?  Simply because they are specifically designed for the task that you need.  The problem is that the specific requirements for each task,  change all the time and it’s very difficult to keep track of the specific requirements.  Just take a look at anywhere Instagram marketers hang out and you’ll see they’re forever getting blocked, shadow banned and even deleted when managing multiple accounts.  The idea is that these servers are custom designed for each platform and have IP addresses specially curated for use with them.

Some platforms require residential IP addresses, others look for concurrent connections and check blacklists, some will simply block addresses from different countries.  Certain activities like the SEO software category are not so restrictive and you can often just buy cheap proxy servers with standard IP ranges.  In fact I commonly will use VPN client software for tasks like this where it’s not so important about sharing IP addresses or having one from a residential range and it’s a much cheaper alternative.  My suggestion is to try out Identity Cloaker and switch it to rotate IP addresses automatically every few minutes.  Another option for those seriously short of cash is to buy a proxy checker to use free services but don’t on any account connect directly to these proxies or browse through them.

It’s so very tempting to cut corners in your online businesses especially when starting out.  However if you think you need proxies, and nearly all of us do, to make money online then don’t risk failing by using the wrong type.  Don’t focus on price as there’s only one way to lower costs dramatically and that’s by overloading, overselling or using ‘bad IP addresses’ any one of these will probably result in the failure of your online activities.  Find a decent proxy company and talk to them, tell them what you need and they’ll advise.  These businesses only thrive with long term successful clients, so they need you to succeed as well – they can and will help.

 

 

Watch the Latest BBC One Planet Abroad

There’s probably few television programmes which can have such a global impact as the BBC’s Natural history documentaries. There’s certainly few to rival their quality, which is hardly surprising considering the immense time, effort and money it takes to produce these shows.

BBC One Planet Abroad

So excitement is starting to build as the latest programme is scheduled to be broadcast this weekend Sunday 27th October, 2019 which is called – Seven Worlds, One Planet.  It’s the latest documentary following the success earlier this year of the BBC Earth the Planets series by Professor Brian Cox.  We should not be too impatient though as these documentaries are world class and take time to produce.

Obviously you’d imagine that it takes a lot of effort to bring spectacular shows like these to our screens but some of the figures are simply staggering.

  • The seven part series took four years to shoot.
  • Each show covers a different continent
  • Employed over 1500 people.
  • Filming took place in 41 separate countries.
  • Latest technology utilized including extensive drone footage.

If you like nature programmes this one looks unmissable, it’s called Seven Worlds One Planet and just check out this trailer !

Looks pretty awesome doesn’t it !

The show will also be available on BBC iPlayer after each broadcast and should stay on the archive for twelve months. I believe the show should be able for streaming and downloading for twelve months as this mirrors the new standard for iPlayer. This is only available for people connecting from the United Kingdom though, unless you read the following section.

How to Watch BBC One Planet Abroad

It’s become somewhat of a hobby of mine since I moved partly out of the United Kingdom about twelve years ago.  How to retain access to all the UK television programmes which are normally available online when you’re in the UK.  During this time the use of geo-blocking and targeting technologies has expanded by a huge amount.  A decade ago the BBC made some half hearted efforts to restrict access but these were easily circumvented by using all manner of free IP address hiding proxies freely available over the internet.  Basically they’d still block any non-UK IP addresses but it was very, very simple to bypass these blocks.  There was no attempt at detecting the proxies, or analysing connections or identifying concurrent use of IP address ranges.

Unfortunately this has all changed over the last few years and now it take a little more knowledge to find the solution to these blocks.   It’s still relatively simple but there is lots of misleading information and false promises especially by cheap VPN companies trying to sell their services.  It’s definitely worth it though and don’t worry millions of people still use these methods to enjoy the hue amount of UK television available online.

The method is relatively unchanged, to watch the BBC outside the United Kingdom you have to hide your real IP address.  This is done by routing your internet connection through an intermediate server which is based in the UK.   Simple proxies no longer work as they can be detected automatically, nowadays you have to use a VPN (Virtual Private Network).  This operates in primarily the same way, except the VPN server cannot be detected automatically.

Here’s one at work –

It’s referred to as a proxy in the video, but in fact is using an encrypted VPN connection to hide your location. It’s really still quite a simple process, the crucial factors are the servers which are used. These are what the BBC and other media sites detect, they identify the servers and the IP addresses assigned to them. This is the main reason why a large proportion of VPN services don’t allow access to the BBC. It requires the companies limiting the number of users on each server, rotation of the IP addresses and keeping all these hidden and low profile.

Not many VPN companies do this as it does take a lot of effort and expertise. Firstly it can be expensive, limiting the number of users on each server increase the costs significantly. This is primarily the reason why most servers get blocked by the BBC and other media sites as the huge concurrent use is the easiest way to detect the use of VPN connections. The budget VPN companies slash prices by throwing as many users onto each server as possible.

The good news is that the professional VPN companies who do ensure their servers aren’t overloaded only cost a little more. What’s more they will be significantly faster too, which is ideal for streaming video.  I use Identity Cloaker because it works reliably with the BBC and the servers are very fast but there are others that work well.  The important point to remember is that the method still works perfectly well and has done for over decade.   You just have to find a provider who ensures that that the servers aren’t overloaded or blocked by the BBC.

Reference:

One Planet Seven Worlds Release Date : October 27th, 2019

 

Is a Residential VPN Service Essential in 2019?

If you’d asked about a residential VPN service 12 months ago not many people would know what you were talking about. Although there were a few companies like Storm Proxies a residential IP provider mainly supplying addresses for use in the UK and USA. They were mainly used for people seeking that little extra privacy and in the SEO and internet marketing arenas for promoting sites and using marketing tools. However having access to a residential IP address is becoming important in another areas – bypassing region blocks.

What Exactly is a Residential VPN ?

There’s two parts to this question, most of us have probably used a VPN but that vast majority have standard IP addresses from commercial ranges.  However residential proxies and VPNs have IP addresses from residential range.  The likelihood is that your standard internet connection almost certainly already have one. If you go to any of the check my IP address type sites and look at your public IP address, it’s normally been assigned by your internet provider. Your modem or router will be assigned this by your ISP to establish your internet connection. Here’s mine, heavily censored obviously –

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Residential IP Address

– it is assigned by British Telecom, whom I have the misfortune to be a customer, they allocate that address and it’s pretty much out of my control.    The address can be classified as a UK Residential IP Address and that in itself has many implications for example;

  • Can Watch BBC iPlayer and all UK TV channels
  • Blocked Access if I try and watch Hulu or NBC
  • Search Engines Set to UK Results
  • Netflix will Route to the UK version only

That’s only the start but it gives you an idea about how your IP address controls what you can do online.  Of course, many people weren’t happy about all this filtering, blocking and redirection.  They wanted to watch the BBC News when on holiday, watch the rugby from Ireland and knew that the US version of Netflix was way better than any other one.

Here’s one in action –

The solution was simple enough – to hide your real IP address and instead relay your connection through a proxy or VPN service.  This was a perfect way to access any web site you liked, especially as most of the best services offered a range of servers in different countries.   At the click of a button you could switch from a UK address to watch the BBC, then switch to a US server to enjoy your Hulu subscription.

The important thing was having access to a server physically located in the country you needed, nothing else mattered – until now.  

Unfortunately it looks like it’s going to get much more complicated in the future and we can probably thank the media giant Netflix for this.  In a few short weeks they have effectively blocked 99% of the VPN servers used to access their site.   Not only have Netflix blocked access based on the location of the IP address, they have also restricted any connections from commercial IP addresses.   The problem is virtually every VPN service uses a commercial IP address as they are housed in data centers across the world.   You can get residential VPNs from specialist providers but they are extremely expensive, suppliers like proxyrack you usually have to go on a waiting list to get a residential VPN.

There are Very Few Residential VPN USA Available Anywhere

It doesn’t matter how advanced your VPN or proxy solution is, if it doesn’t have a residential IP address there’s some tasks which are going to get blocked automatically.     These residential IP addresses however are mostly reserved for domestic customers – you can get one easily for your home connection but it’s very difficult to get a range to support VPN services in different countries.  You definitely can’t just buy residential IPs to use like you can with standard commercial address ranges.   The other worry is that when other media companies see the huge success that Netflix has had in blocking VPN access they are likely to follow suit.

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Many platforms now distinguish between connections originating from these different IP ranges.  Nearly all the large social media platforms for instance automatically detect these.  This doesn’t mean that you’ll get blocked from a commercial range after all lots of people use these platforms from work or from commercial networks.  What it does mean is that your account or connection will be flagged as originating from this sort of range.  Many people who promote or manage numerous Instagram accounts have reported issues until they’ve started routing their accounts through private residential proxies.

Finding a VPN Network with Lots of residential IPs

There is some hope,  Identity Cloaker  have come up with a solution by integrating residential US IP addresses into their infrastructure.  They are not used all the time, but merely when a connection is made to the Netflix site – it is automatically routed through a US residential VPN.  You can see this working in this video rather confusingly called Using a Proxy for Netflix which shows how a UK viewer can access the US version of Netflix through a VPN without issues.  They have limited numbers though, so this solution is not suitable for managing multiple accounts or high volume activites.

For access to US Netflix from anywhere try out the . and see how well it works for all the world’s major media sites including US Netflix.

If  you want any volume of residential IP addresses for running SEO tools, Bots for buying from various sites and similar then you’ll need to go direct to the residential vpn providers.   The problem is a single IP address is ok for watching a movie but pretty much useless for any sort of automated tool, in fact you’re going to need access to a significant amount to stop them being banned.  The best providers have a variety of systems to make this accessible including rotating and backconnect proxies which effectively rotate the IP address automatically.

Here’s the best one by far, which you can test out for 48 hours without commitment

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Want to Bypass the UK Porn Block ?

So finally after many years coming up with a stupid plan, the UK Government is about to try to control access to porn supposedly to protect our children.  Apparently with little discussion and consultation it’s now about to be implemented on July 15th backed by a comprehensive UK age verification system.  The United Kingdom will be the proud owner of the first advanced democratic nation to implement a nationwide ban on accessing pornography online.

UK Porn Block

It appears though they haven’t really spoke to anyone apart from a few children’s charities. There certainly doesn’t seem to have been any input from anyone who knows something about technology.

First of all I’d like to state that 

  • a) I have kids
  • b) I don’t want them looking at porn

However I still think it’s a stupid idea, but before pointing out why – here’s a quick summary of what’s going to happen.

On  the 15th July, anyone visiting a Pornography site from the UK will be presented with an age verification check.   Now many porn sites already have these, but currently they are merely a ‘Are you Over 18 button’ which you just have to press to confirm.  There are no real checks on these buttons and this is what will fundamentally change.

All these sites will require any user from the UK to verify their email address, then their current age.   There will be a variety of options to do this, including using a credit card, uploading scans of driving licenses or passports.

If you don’t like the idea of scanning your passport and uploading it to some website so you can gain access to pornography then there is another option.  You can also visit a local shop or newsagent and verify your age and address there.  In exchange you will be given a card or ‘porn pass’ which you can use to verify your age on the websites with a code.

Why the UK Porn Block is a Bad Idea

1) Goddamit there’s porn everywhere!

We probably all realise that there’s a lot of porn online. However it might come as surprise precisely how much. Nobody knows for sure of course, but even conservative estimates are pretty staggering. This article suggested that over 37% of the entire internet is made up from pornographic material.

Now even this is wrong there’s no doubt that there are literally millions of pages of pornography all over the internet. Much of it unregulated or posted casually in forums, social media sites, bulletin boards or shared via places like Twitter. Of course the big, legitimate multi million pound porn sites will implement these changes. However I suspect that a small website hosted in Ukraine by a bloke called Ivor who likes large breasted Grandmothers is not going to be that bothered about implementing the UK Government’s controls.

Basically one reason the porn block won’t work is because most porn sites will not bother installing the controls. In reality the only sites that will are probably never targets for kids anyway.

2) Push the Problem Underground

What inevitably happens if you start to regulate or control something like this, is that it goes underground. If you block access by age verification to established porn sites, people won’t just stop using porn they’ll just visit the sites which aren’t regulated or controlled. So instead of accessing popular or mainstream porn sites, more and more people will start using the dark web ones or those hosted in countries who don’t care about the UK’s Porno campaign.

3) A Massive Porn User Database Run by The Government

Let’s just consider what the Government is actually creating here – a massive database of millions of of UK porn users. Every person who wanted to watch porn online would have to add their details to this database. Sounds kind of intrusive? How many people would be comfortable adding their name to this list? Of course, why the hell should they ask permission and register their sexual interests with the government.

Even if you trusted the Government to protect and handle this information carefully (hmm) – the potential risks of accidents or misuse are extremely high. What if the information was compromised, and people started posting lists of teachers or clerics or police staff who were listed as ‘registered porn users’. Irrespective of the legality, the potential embarrassment and humiliation would be awful.

Hands up who wants to register their sexual preferences with the government so they can store it in a database that they promise never to use and keep safe.

4) It’s Easy to Bypass

The implementation of the technical infrastructure behind this is bound to be hopeless.  They almost always are whenever Governments attempt these sort of ill thought out projects.   There have already been rumours that one of the main age verification companies involved will be MindGeek using their AgeID system. The slight issue with this company is that they own three of the world’s largest porn sites,  no conflict of interest there then!  Although they keep that fact very quiet it should be said, nothing on there website for example.

Irrespective of how the age verification process is implemented the core problem will be that the UK Porn filter is only applied to UK people.  I’m sure the French wouldn’t be too impressed if the UK Government decided which porn sites they could visit!   This puts us with only one option, geo-location – determining peoples location from the IP address they connect with.  So every porn site will look up the inbound connection, and if it’s from the UK then the age verification module will be implemented.

This means that every half decent VPN service can be used to bypass these blocks easily.  If you ensure your VPN is connected through a Non-UK server then you’ll be completely unaffected by the UK Porn Block as it won’t apply to you. Many children are well aware of this technology as they’ve been using VPNs for years to download pirated films and music online.   Unfortunately as most won’t be able to afford the fast, safe versions they’ll end up using the dodgy free VPNs that install malware and hard porn popups on your computer instead.

Anyone with the slightest technological knowledge will be able to use a VPN like Identity Cloaker to bypass the UK Porn filter with no effort whatsoever.  That would mean they could watch porn without any restrictions and crucially without being added to the Government’s registered porn users list.

Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen – the UK porn block is a pointless, stupid and intrusive idea but if it does – do yourself a favor and use a VPN.  This our favorite – the best VPN which will keep your identity completely protected if you do want to watch porn online.

Identity Cloaker

 

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