Proxy Definition: A proxy, as defined in the computing world, is a computer that replaces your computer's true IP address with another IP address so that your real IP address (and hence your online identity) is hidden while you surf the web. The below proxy list is a database of free public proxies available around the world for uses that include: bypassing censorship, evading internet tracking or surveillance and protecting your transmitted data against interception and theft. The IP addresses of all HTTP or HTTPS proxies must be entered into your browser's network settings as described in the FAQs section here. In the case of SOCKS proxies you will require special software to use the proxy effectively with your device's applications. Once you have activated a proxy on your device, all your internet activity will be funneled to that server. If you connect via HTTPS, your browsing will be encrypted to that point and safe from local snoops. If you use a medium or high anonymity proxy you may access sites and pages only available in foreign locations - such as YouTube videos unavailable in your country (almost all of which are accessible through a US proxy). If some sites are banned by censors in your location, a low anonymity proxy based outside the reach of the censorship should suffice. HTTPS may be needed for discretion if the content filters being evaded are of a particularly high standard (as is the case with most state internet censorship in any country). For more information you could see what is a proxy server.