How to Hide Your Ass & Surf Anonymously in Beijing

The number of internet users are rapidly increasing every year all over the world. Especially in Beijing, China! Due to this larger growth in use of technology in everyday life, it has now become easier to spy on people, especially for the Chinese government! It is really possible for them to steal our data, emails and private conversations. Which is a common day occurrence in most Chinese cities.

HideMyAss: How VPN Works

There are a number of ways which we can use to protect our identity and browse through the internet anonymously. Consequently, it will also help to jump the Great Firewall of China. The IP address is our identity in internet. When you connect to internet, your ISP (internet service provider) will assign you an IP address. Hiding or changing the IP address is one of the common ways to surf anonymously. If you change your IP address and use some other IPs, then your original geographical location will be hidden. The website you are visiting will never find out from where you are visiting it.

The best popular ways of doing this is through proxy servers, VPNs etc. The one I honestly recommend because I have been using them for years, is HideMyAss which if you are serious about using the internet in a secure way, is a must service. Of course, don’t just take my word for it but read on to get to know more and choose the best way that fits you best.

How to hide your ass while using internet

Proxies

Proxy is nothing but a web server. It can be used to hide our real IP address. When we use a proxy server, we are connecting to the website we want to visit via the proxy server. So basically the website will think that the connection is coming from the proxy server. The proxy will send and receive data on your behalf. It simply act as a relay. There are many proxy services available on the internet. To use them, first you have to get their IP address. Then enter that IP address to the proxy settings of your browser and you can start browsing anonymously. Proxies are slow and they do not encrypt your data.

Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

VPNs are the most popular method used to hide identities. Many free and paid VPN tools are available on internet. If you install any one of them, you can connect to a remote private network. Just like proxy servers, all your data will be tunnelled through this virtual network after you establish a successful connection. VPN not only hides your identity but also the data you send and receive is encrypted. Even if someone tries to spy on you by stealing your data transmission, the data will not be readable due to the encryption. Most VPN tools allows its users to select IP addresses so that the user can decide from which location they want their connection to appear.

It’s important to note, that HideMyAss is excellent because it supports both VPN & Proxy methods. Giving you the best of both digital worlds so to say!

Tor browser

If you are willing to move on to a new browser, then Tor is an excellent choice. Tor browser protects all your data and hides your location by bouncing your communication around a distributed network. Let’s say you are visiting a website. There will be multiple relays of private connections between the web server and your computer so that your data is extremely protected. The data will bounce through multiple locations before reaching its destination. Setting up Tor is simple. Install the browser and click on connect button and you are done. Your geographical location will be hidden.

There you go. So let’s get busy protecting, or hiding our asses while traveling Beijing!

Danny Park

Everyone Needs a Friend “May Tours” in Beijing

Everyone has to have their own style of travelling. For some, it’s about breaking boundaries, for others borders. I am the boundary kind of guy, who wants to find out more about oneself. And for that, travelling is simply the perfect hobby to make you grow and thinking about things like who am I, and why am I on this planet. Thinking about these questions doesn’t mean that you have the answers, and that’s the very trip that is taking place. Perhaps until the end of my life if you know what I mean. But those, who just want to cross the border without getting their necks into all kinds of adventurous and unknown situations are just as well entitled to enjoy their holiday.

May Tours Beijing

Better yet, these two kinds of people aren’t that far apart really. Because deep down, everyone is there to enjoy right. And if I would deny a certain kind of joy from my adventures, then I would be denying a part of myself right. The idea is to simply learn from anything and anyone, even if they are just so called “ordinary tourists”. In fact, with this way of thinking I don’t really consider my self a backpacker either. I like to think of it as something more profound, something that is just me. Like everyone else.

Probably a lot thanks to this attitude, I can help out a lot of people who come to Beijing for the first time. Not just show them around, but give them suggestions on how they can move around by themselves. Or then there are even those who like to use travel guides. Not every choice is going to be great for everyone, obviously. But if I would recommend one simply fantastic licensed tour guide group in the city of Beijing, it is May Tours. These guys are like your friends, because they want to enjoy their time. Having been with a few tour groups I can say that the level of service here is just astonishing because it doesn’t feel like some kind of business. They just make you want to tip them to bits because they are so awesome and great.

Being a tour guide in Beijing is not an easy job. Especially in the hot summer days, when they have to move all around. Imagine the feeling you have after you collapse to your hotel bed after a trip to The Great Wall of China. Well, multiply that by a hundred and you are somewhere near the feeling these generous guides are. So next time you are with them, please appreciate the effort that is put into the work. That’s why not every tour group is good and that’s exactly why I think May Tours is so amazing. I always recommend it to my friends and the word goes around. Feeling very lucky to have found such a great company.

Actually “May” means beautiful in Chinese and I think it’s the perfect name for them. Just wanted to recommend you to guys who needs a friend in Beijing. Because everyone does need one sooner or later, there are just different kinds. Making friends is another taking that probably I will be getting into another totally different sort of post.

Thanks and great to see you guys after such a long time. Maybe some technology related posts coming later. Who knows. Love.

Danny Park