Mask your origin
About this website:
TrueProxy is a free service created to make the internet a safer place primarily by making sure privacy sensitive information is not shared with unauthorized parties. It has been created for use by individuals and use by websites (webmasters or website developers) as a service for their visitors.
What does it do:When following a link from one website to another, information of the first website will be automatically send to the second (HTTP referer). TrueProxy believes this information should stay private and should never be available to anyone but the user him- or herself. To achieve this, TrueProxy offers a service that removes the referer information, so that internet users can safely follow a link, without being tracked by the 'Go to' website.
In this example, we will be talking about a hypothetical person named John. He just read a couple of forum threats and found an interesting link (https://example.com/awesome-story). He decides to take a look and clicks on the link. At the moment John clicks on the link to example.com the link he came from (the specific forum thread) is also send to example.com. This gives the moderators and administrators of example.com the ability to see from which website John came from. This kind of information can, and is, also collected by companies like Google (through their service named Google Analytics).
If the forum is about cars, this might not give most people pause. But what if the forum is for people with a certain medical condition or for victims of sexual abuse? TrueProxy strongly believes example.com nor Google nor anyone else should need to know that John came from such a website. Especially when the possibility exists that this information could be sold to third parties.
TrueProxy's goal is to keep private information private: It removes information of the previous website (the website of origin) before the user visits the new website.
Beside hiding the origin of a visitor TrueProxy will also check if the new website (the 'Go to link') is publicly known for distributing malware (malicious software used to gain access to a private computer system, to display unwanted advertising, etc). If that is the case, TrueProxy will automatically stop the redirect to the new website and will warn the visitor. The visitor can then make the choice to proceed to the website or move away safely.
Questions and answers:
Is it free? Yes. Although I do appreciate a bitcoin donation to keep this service up and running.
Will the information be sold or shared with others? Most definitely not! It is morally and ethically unjustifiable.
About & Get in touch:
TrueProxy is created by Ronald van der Meer, expert in cybersecurity and privacy. Learn more about him by visiting his Twitter or Facebook account or personal website.