How to Access Restricted Websites Using Google

This is a little tutorial to show you how to use Google Translate to access blocked websites or restricted pages due to a proxy block (by your office, school, university, etc.)

We all know that Google is more than a search engine; we do use it as provider for email, mapping, news and many other services. But do you know, indirectly, Google is also a free proxy service.

Proxy is a device that stands between a PC and the internet, providing all the connections to the world wide web. What a proxy does is to receive all data from a requested site, so when you access web pages all data come from proxy.

What’s the purpose for Google as a proxy? We often use office/school/university connections, usually those services are set to provide more safety, blocking the access to undesidered web sites (the “black list”). What you can do now is use Google translator service (language tools) as a proxy to bypass the restrictions set for our connection!

You just need to type the following URL in the address bar:

http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=en|en&u=www.restricted.com

Note: http://www.restricted.com refers to the URL that you want to browse.

What you’ll get is the translation (English to English – that’s the content) of the page you want to see, your connection is directed to a Google.com page so this page won’t be blocked (would be blocked only with Google.com on the black list), no matter what’s the content.

One Response

  1. English to English is blocked. I am trying to open http://www.pogo.com. I have been on this Website for many years and now it has a restricted icon and a privacy icon on the status bar. I don’t know how to unrestrict this site.

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