How does the uProxy extension work?

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How does the uProxy extension work?

I heard Google has uProxy and wanted to know what it is and how can it be useful in offices where we have blocked websites?

My question here is why will this site not be blocked as the name Proxy is in the name itself so this site will also be blocked right?

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How does the uProxy extension work?

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Proxy in closed testing as the developers work to make it secure and robust. U proxy is not similar to TOR, and it will anonymize the traffic. It is also not like Bit Torrent and is not meant of peer to peer file exchanges. U proxy is like a'' personalized VPN'' that allows you to use your computer as a gateway for a trusted friend behind a restrictive firewall ( e.G. In foreign regimes).

The trusted party who is blocked from accessing particular web sites can route the traffic through your computer and access the blocked websites. U proxy is set up on the browsers of both peers to enable this safe and reliable re-routing. Access to the trusted friend can be given by email or chat ( you can use any chat network).

The security of U proxy is a crucial component and that it what the developers are probably testing further. When who may try to watch , block, and redirect Internet connections.

Google is working to open source U proxy . Seeded by Google Ideas and developed by the University of Washington, it definitely isn't the first tool of its kind. But could be one of the easiest too.

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How does the uProxy extension work?

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To give a quick overview, uProxy is a web browser extension (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) developed by University of Washington as funded by Google. Its purpose is to grant access for sensitive or unauthorized websites over a secured connection, which is for instance through a friend's trusted connection.
 
For the first question, uProxy can be useful if for example an employee is currently on an official business say in China where a video-streaming website like YouTube is blocked in the hotel he is staying in but he needs to watch a video about work-related tutorials. If your company's private connection allows YouTube, you can grant him access for that website through a peer-to-peer proxy connection. The only thing to do is to have uProxy installed in his laptop and one of your office's computers, and share the connection by granting access through email invitation or chat.
 
For the other question, the setup of uProxy must be done initially on the computers and devices over a trusted network, which in your case is the office. So when the private and secured connection over uProxy is up, no blocking or restrictions will occur.
 

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