Anti Web-blocking

Many countries around the world like China or Iran do not provide freedom of Internet browsing. YouTube or news providing websites may be blocked by a government. In some cases like in Tunisia of before the revolution, even links to proxies are blocked. So how is it possible to get pass the walls of web-blocking ?
2 answers

Use Tor or ssh tunnel

Two more or less reliable methods come to mind. Tor and a dynamic ssh tunnel.
-> Tor: Tor is a free software which is pretty easy to install and that can be used to work around the usual web-blocking
techniques. Unfortunately, tor is not very fast, which deteriorates the web-experience.

SSh tunnel:
A small root server costs about 20€/ month. Which can be utilized as a dynamic ssh tunnel, to circumvent most of the web-blocking techniques.
This can be both used on windows/linux etc.
-> Windows: Putty
-> Linux: ssh


Using Hotspot Shield

To put it simple, Hotspot Shield is a free software that hides your IP address which means it ensures anonymity on the Internet. Not only will the user have freedom to browse all accessible websites but it will even enable him to access websites where he was previously banned from.

After installation, the user will always have the choice to turn his privacy protection "on" or "off", since being connected to Hotspot will use part of the internet bandwidth. A minimal loss compared to the speed drop that occurs when using the average proxy.

The Software will not just enable you to get access to blocked websites. Hiding the IP is also useful when connecting to the Internet via a cafe's WiFi because it will prevent potential hackers from stealing your data.