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Web Proxies 101:: Step 4: Monetization


Monetizing your proxy basically means ‘making money from your proxy website’. There are many ways to go about monetizing your website and here is what you need to know.

Contextual advertising. This means advertisements appearing on a page which is directly relevant to the webpage content. For example, a website about computers with the word ‘computers’ heavily mentioned, would bring up advertisements on computers. This is done by scanning or browsing through the webpage looking for any keywords.

A contextual ad is the advertisement that dynamically appears on a Web site.

Many companies focus on contextual advertisement with the main one being Google AdSense.

Google AdSense

When enrolled to the AdSense program, you can place advertisements onto your website. These will be from AdSense. Every click made on these ads on your website, you will get a slice of the CPC (cost per click) and Google will take the rest. AdSense is an excellent way of monetizing your website with them currently being the best in the market for contextual advertising.

Web Proxies 101:: Step 3: Promotion and Visitors


This following guide will lead you through the steps needed to promote your proxy well and how to gain a lot of traffic from type-ins, search engines and link traffic.

It is split up into paid and non-paid methods of gaining traffic.

Paid (Money Required)

These following methods are methods of gaining traffic by spending money.

1) AdWords

If you choose to add Google AdSense on your website, you are the publisher – you are publishing the ads and are getting paid per click on the ad.

Web Proxies 101:: Step 2: Managing Your Proxy


Hopefully you now have your proxy set up and have found a web hosting provider. The following steps are tips on how you can manage your proxy in a professional manner.

1) Maintenance.. nope, no tools required.

Unlike a normal informative website there is not much maintenance to be carried out. This is because you are offering a free service with not a lot, to zero content on your actual website. However, you may want to occasionally browse through your proxy and look around your homepage at any links you may have to find broken links. Contact the person who owns this link on your site to tell them that their broken/dead links are being removed. To interact with other Proxy Users and Owners of how they maintain their websites you can visit the Forums.

2) 'Typical', oh no!

Web Proxies 101:: Step 1: Building a Proxy


The following guide will lead you through the steps involved in creating, managing, promoting, and monetizing a web proxy. It will lead you through the beginning stages, all the way through to the more advanced stages of proxy development.

One thing which should be mentioned is that upon entering the proxy business don’t expect hundreds or even thousands of dollars overnight, although with continued effort this is possible. Don’t settle for an amount - always aim higher. Set goals and meet them, keep doing this forever. If you do not have goals you will never be able to compete with the bigger proxy networks.

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'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy

In this short essay, written for a symposium in the San Diego Law Review, Professor Daniel Solove examines the nothing to hide argument. When asked about government surveillance and data mining, many people respond by declaring: I've got nothing to hide. According to the nothing to hide argument, there is no threat to privacy unless the government uncovers unlawful activity, in which case a person has no legitimate justification to claim that it remain private. The nothing to hide argument and its variants are quite prevalent, and thus are worth addressing. In this essay, Solove critiques the nothing to hide argument and exposes its faulty underpinnings.

This short, 25 page paper covers more than a year's worth of newspaper articles and blog postings. Rarely do we see such a good discourse about a complex topic like privacy. This isn't a sensationalist piece like many articles out there. The author, A Professor Solove, even makes a point not to be sensationalist. I would quote the whole article if I were allowed, it was that good. But for the author's sake and for yours I will just share a few quotes I especially liked.

Ruling Endangers Privacy in Email and IP Addresses

The court appears to grasp this distinction, but, unfortunately, doesn't follow it to the correct conclusion. In a footnote, the court points out that capturing URLs of webpages visited "might be more constitutionally problematic" because "[a] URL, unlike an IP address, identifies the particular document within a website that a person views and thus reveals much more information about the person's Internet activity. However, an IP address can point to a particular website and can also be used to identify "much more information about the person's Internet activity." For instance, it can be combined with information about the size of a file downloaded from a particular IP to identify a particular page on a website.

On top of this casual, erroneous reasoning, the court oddly says almost nothing about how the surveillance actually occurred. Indeed, at one point the opinion says, "the government applied for and received court permission to install a pen register analogue on [defendant's] computer." Ordinarily, pen register surveillance takes place on the provider's system, not on the target's computer; so this statement, along with the fact that keylogging software was used, raised questions about whether the court approved physical entry or some kind of remote surveillance like the FBI's "Magic Lantern." EFF has confirmed with defense counsel that the surveillance in fact occurred at the provider's system, but these ambiguities only underscore the need for review of the opinion.

Oxford University Fines Students For Facebook 'Flour' Photos

Social networking site users have to worry about more than just potential employers digging up their dirt online now.
One of the most prestigious U.K. universities has begun to scan the social networking sites seeking snapshots and other evidence of misbehavior that qualifies for formal disciplinary action. Students at Oxford University are outraged that school leaders are scanning Facebook and disciplining students based on what they find there.

Outrage isn't going to stop it. People need to realize the minute you are posting information, pictures and videos of yourself doing things online it is very hard to remove them or prevent them from being seen. The internet is NOT a very private place, treating it as one is a huge mistake. Think before you post.

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FBI Records Show Gonzales Knew About Years of Chronic NSL Problems

EFF Lawsuit Uncovers History of Surveillance Mistakes

Washington, D.C. - Documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) show years of chronic problems with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's use of National Security Letters (NSLs) to collect Americans' personal information and that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has long been aware of these problems.

The documents were disclosed after EFF sued the government under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) earlier this year for records related to a scathing Justice Department critique of FBI NSL activity. The records detail more than 40 instances of improper, unauthorized collection of information about individuals, including unlawful access to phone records and email. The records show that Gonzales himself was sent several of these problem reports, including one less than a week before he told a congressional committee that no civil liberties abuses have resulted from the USA PATRIOT Act. He also voiced surprise when the Justice Department report on NSL misuse was made public earlier this year.

A serious browser vulnerability, but whose?

serious vulnerability that causes Internet Explorer to launch Firefox and execute a malicious payload is sparking debate about exactly who is responsible for the flaw.

The vulnerability, which was widely reported on security blogs, allows an attacker to remotely execute malicious code on a machine that is running IE but also has the Mozilla browser installed. By luring an IE user to a malevolently crafted site, the attacker can cause Firefox to execute the code without first vetting it for security.

Whose to blame? Perhaps both? Either way, if it weren't dangerous, it would be quite funny.

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How to: protect your privacy online…and why

Defending your privacy is not something that can only be achieved through the right software and a good firewall. Often your best defence is common sense and a canny understanding of hacking and criminal technique.

A very interesting and correct article talking about privacy aimed at journalists but can easily be applied to all internet users. Understanding the methods used by hackers and phishers who are trying to expose flaws and steal information about you is a good start to protecting yourself. It is good to see the words common sense again. Common sense and the internet seem to be antonyms as of late.

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