Thoughtcrime Labs and The Institute For Disruptive Studies have launched an anonymizing proxy service to protect users from the Lidless Eye of Big Brother Google.
“[Google] knows who your friends are, where you live, where you work, and where you spend your free time. They know about your health, your love life, and your political leanings,” the site explained in an official statement.
“[So], GoogleSharing…ultimately aims to provide a level of anonymity that will prevent Google from tracking your searches, movements, and what websites you visit.”
As such, GoogleSharing – which consists of a custom proxy and a Firefox add-on – is designed to “confuse” the popular search engine by “mixing” the requests of multiple users together.
Indeed, the FF add-on monitors requests to Google services from a user’s browser and redirects them (except Gmail) to a GoogleSharing proxy.
The request is subsequently stripped of all identifying information and replaced with information from a GoogleSharing identity.
“The result is that you can transparently use Google search, images, maps, products, news, etc…without Google being able to track you by IP address, Cookie, or any other identifying HTTP headers.
“And only your Google traffic is redirected. Everything else from your browser goes directly to its destination.”