Is using a webproxy/proxy-server safe? What can you do with one?

The use of proxy servers to visit blocked websites is on an exponential rise. But how safe is it?

 

All the Yes points

Is using a webproxy/proxy-server safe? What can you do with one?

Yes because... No because...

The safety of a proxy is contingent upon what you use it for

There's also Freegate. A software available to countries all over the world where certain websites are banned.
[[http://download.cnet.com/Freegate/3000-2085_4-10415391.html]]
[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freegate]]

Most people use proxies to check email and visit social networking sites. Free proxies do not provide complete anonymity and users risk compromising password/s at most.

Unless your password/s lock/s information that you do not wish to share with the world; this should not be a problem; theoretically. [[http://www.articlesbase.com/information-technology-articles/is-a-web-proxy-safe-and-what-can-you-do-with-one-2013666.html]]

Point being; anything we protect with a password is supposed to be private but really isn't. Who/What is your Internet provider? who can see your password-protected information?
Surely people working Google can view your g-mail in-box?
Google keeps a record of all search request including where they come from. Google also reports the number of blocking/viewing requests by different countries. BIG BROTHER is watching you.

In the end 'trust' is all we can do; even if Zuckerberg thinks we're dumb F*^ks. Although that comment was directed towards fellow Harvard students; back when they gave him their social security numbers and face-book was still a foetus/fetus.

The idea that the internet is safe is as old a lie as the internet itself. Is it useful? Do we depend on it? Yes.

[[http://whatismyipaddress.com/]]- This website will give you your I.P address and the Country you are in. If this website can; then any website can.

[[http://www.secretip.com/proxychecker.php]]
[[http://www.articlesbase.com/videos/5min/96408569]]

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