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Quick answer: how to unblock Facebook at school or any other censored connection – use a VPN or, if you can't afford one, find a private proxy emailer. Google proxy groups or Yahoo proxy groups and apply for membership admission. Once accepted, you may request to be emailed daily proxies (published in a proxy IP address list or a list of proxy sites). These will not yet be blocked by your censor.

When facing web censorship of any kind – and login Face book is prohibited, for example – you have two main options. The paid way is to use a quality internet VPN service; specifically one that offers dedicated (ie. private) IP addresses to all its users. Idcloak's VPN is a good example of one of the best VPNs and is available for no more than a few dollars subscription a month for connection from all your devices. But to use an internet VPN, you will need to have administrative privileges to install software on your machine, or at least to configure network settings. For many of us, this is not always an option.

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The second and free means of how to unblock websites like Facebook in school (or in other censored internet locations) is to find an unblocked proxy site. Open proxy services act as a censorship bypass point – you request censored pages from the net and they retrieve them for you. They also require no download. As long as the content filters at your end of the connection are unaware of the proxy site you are using, you will be able to access blocked websites without difficulty. Some web proxies offer SSL encryption (often called SSL proxy sites) to make it harder for any filter to spot the unblocking process. But even with encrypted protection, developers and administrators of content filters often find the same proxy site that you do, meaning no sooner do you find a good Facebook login proxy than the filter has closed off access to it. It is for this reason we have daily proxies – those that have been added that very day and have not yet found themselves on web filter block-lists.

I understand daily proxies are a means of how to unblock websites, but how do you find them? One way is simply to Google proxies daily. You will see from the resulting links a number of sites that offer fresh web proxies. These are often displayed as a list of proxy sites, or as an IP address proxy list, where proxy IPs and port numbers are entered into your browser's network settings to establish the connection. In either case, the list may be called proxy sites for school (since most unblockers are on school connections) or named after the site they are commonly used to unblock, for example the Facebook login proxy. They are essentially the exact same service, whatever their name.

Unfortunately, any list of proxy sites that you are able to find can usually also be found by your webmaster or filter designer; so it may not be enough just to Google proxies daily and use the first proxies that show up: within an hour or two of the list coming online, its contents may already have fallen into the hands of the censors. The solution must lie in coming up with innovative ways of finding new proxies that the content filter developers have no way of knowing about.

So, if you are not ready to pay for a VPN with dedicated IP, and even widely published daily proxies are shut down quickly, what is this magic solution?

Part II: How to Locate Proxies

Part III: Proxy Forums

Written by: 
Robin Welles; expats team, internet security team