Free your Boys

Apparently some visitors from Singapore are having problems seeing the pictures posted here. This might be due to censorship by their ISP. Things like that happen and happened before in some other countries like Iran and China as well.

If you think your internet provider is censoring milkboys or parts of it or if you’re living in a country where visiting sites which are legal in most parts of the world might get you in trouble there are two things you can do to avoid annoyances and trouble.

Thanks to Martin for the Photo

Bypassing Censorship
Most countries are censoring websites by redirecting your browser to another IP when you type in a certain domain. You can bypass this by using another DNS provider like OpenDNS. The only requirement to do this is that you have direct access to your router. Don’t worry if all this sounds complicated to you, the whole process will take just 2 minutes and is explained in detail here.

Staying Anonymous
Usually it’s easy for your internet provider and local authorities to track every step you make online; which websites you visit, who you’re mailing with, what you’re downloading and so on. You can prevent them from doing so easily by using an encrypted tunnel for your internet connection. You just have to sign up with a VPN provider (VPN means Virtual Private Network). They will assign you a new IP and route all your web traffic through their servers.

If you choose a VPN provider that doesn’t store any log files not even them will know what you’re doing online. This means neither your internet provider, nor your local authorities, nor the VPN provider nor the owners of the sites you visit nor the people you share files with in peer-to-peer networks will be able to identify or track you.

One of the few VPN providers not storing log files is Anonine. Their service costs about €4 per month, works with Windows, Linux, MacOS, iOS & Android and is easy to set-up and use.

  

43 thoughts on “Free your Boys”

    1. TOR isn’t as safe as a VPN if you don’t know what you’re doing (it can get compromised by browser plug-ins, you can’t use it on sites with Javascript if you want to be safe etc.), it’s a lot slower than a VPN and information might get intercepted at exit-nodes. So, no, TOR isn’t really an alternative right now :(

      1. Granted TOR has its weaknesses, the greatest of which would be exit node monitoring (e.g. the bad apple scenario). I wouldn’t say that BHO or JS exploits would rule out the use of TOR because any system that is compromised could reveal sensitive information that could identify a user even through a VPN service. VPN services can have the same issue of exit node monitoring, but assuming you trust the VPN provider, their ISP, and the country in which it is hosted, then I would say it is a better choice over TOR.

  1. I used to live in the Middle East, and we all use “Hotspot Shield” there, its kinda slow, but easy to install and u can access any blocked site ;)

  2. I got FoxyProxy. Will that do the trick? The problem is I haven’t figured out how to set it up. It is intalled…but I don’t know how to do more than that and the videos I have seen didn’t make sense. They all assume the watcher is more tech savvy than most. I am, just not in that area. I’m running Firefox on Win7. The videos are all on an older version of Firefox. Help?

  3. Hey Josh,

    Will try yr suggestions here, but I’m kind of a noob in all these internet technicalities. Hopefully I can understand and make it work so I can have my fav site back.

    Anyways it’s hard to believe that the ISP have blocked files hosted by .milkboys because I can still view porn websites easily. Heh. Even when a website is blocked, it’ll bring us to a page stating that the media authority has blocked it under whatever reasons.. The only things I’ve came across are blocked websites. This blocking of images only, in this case, images hosted by files.milkboys.org is a first for me. I’m not sure guys, some part of me wants to believe that it’s not blocked by the ISP because if it is then we’re fucked over here..

    Anyways, anyone from Singapore encountering the same problems?

  4. ban and censor all pornography. it’s misogynist as hell and generally teaches kids bad things about sex

    1. @Originality, What kind of repressive fool are you? It doesn’t take pornography to make people misogynists. And there is very little, if anything, about sex that is bad to begin with for anyone at any age.
      Maybe you might think about banning and censoring war, hatred, and bigotry instead of wasting your time harping on sex which is curative and therapeutic, not to mention pleasurable.
      You’ve got a short circuit somewhere and I’d try to locate it before you blow your fuse.

  5. Pornography is a necessary venting system, particularly when one partner doesn’t have the drive of the other. Its far better than having your leg humped all day if you are on the low drive end and it helps relieve the pressure for those with high drive. It can help calm social situations among men very effectively since all that testosterone has been taken care of. If anything, a lot of the men I know need to jack off MORE. They wouldn’t be such assholes then. :p

  6. It is the parent’s responsibility to inform their children about sex. If porn is where they get all their info it is a failure of the parents, not a result of what porn contains.

  7. Really? Are there places that control what you see and may not see on your screen? More than China?

    I’m surprised… Never heard that Singapore is one of them. Nonetheless, there are no gayboys in Egypt either. There are only boys or men living with their mothers… no gays so to speak.. hope you get the point in this…

  8. Josh… or anybody,
    Do any of you know anything about the company called “Anonymizer” located in California? They have been around for over 10 years and offer a VPN product called “Total Net Shield”. How safe is this company? It’s very hard to get objective information about the honesty and reliability of these services to not log your activities.

    The thing I like about “Total Net Shield” is that it uses the VPN for all your ports including those for mail and for newsgroups and any other ports you use, not just those used for browsing and surfing.

    Any information on this matter would be appreciated. Thanks!

    1. Anonine routes *all* traffic on all parts as well.

      The problem with Total Net Shield a.k.a. Anonymizer is, as they state in their ToS:

      “To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Anonymizer may monitor your use of the Anonymizer service, e-mail, or other electronic communications and may disclose such information [...]”

      Anonine doesn’t do this, unlike most other VPN providers. They don’t keep any logs whatsoever so they can’t disclose any information about you even if they would want to.

    1. hello there,

      Yours still works fine? Are u on singtel, coz i am. Still can’t view it on different browsers and even on my iphone. This sucks.

      1. use built in VPN inside iPhone, it even works on 2G network( as i use iPhone gen1).

        btw, im the same Jeff using two IPs! lol

  9. but you know different ISP in different areas use different rules and sometimes they differ in details, i.e, if milkboys.org is blocked.

    i once went to a trip and somehow funny i found one pptp VPN is blocked on the bottom of a mountain but all okay on the top, lol!

  10. btw, afer living in China for too long i am forced to gain more advanced techs in network to defend my own rights…

  11. Great post, thanks.

    Would it slow down your browsing speed?

    Is there any way Anonine could be compromised? (Does anyone know off the top of their head which country it is based in?)

    1. It depends. Anonine is located in Sweden so if you’re far away from their servers the speed might go down a bit. But that also depends on how fast your internet is in the first place. I have just 32 Mbit for example and I can use my connection at full speed with Anonine.

  12. I now use Anonine, suddenly i’m uploading/downloading torrents in Vuze at hundreds of kb/s!

    Thanks for the tip! :D

    1. Right, that’s something I forgot to mention: If your ISP is throttling your speed in file-sharing apps a VPN will help you to show ‘em the middle finger as well ;)

  13. Peter, personally I wouldn’t trust any company’s services in the US. Government there can easily get them to turn in info on users.
    Land of the not so free :)

    and just so I don’t anger any Americans, so can ours in GB.

  14. Good lord.. this is killing me. I’ve did the open DNS successfully but the images still won’t show. The vpn thing is confusing me to even begin with.. :(

      1. HEY JOSH!!

        The images appeared thru that link.. So what does that say? FIll me in please sir.

        1. That means that it is indeed an issue with your ISP, not your computer and that using a VPN would probably solve the problem.

          There’s a free VPN that’s supposed to be easy to use you could try out to see if that works for you: http://cyberghostvpn.com/

          Granted, activating a VPN just to see pics on a single website would be rather annoying but that’s all I can come up with right now :/

  15. Godamnit We’re fucked down here.. I need to get out of this country once I’m done with uni..

    Anyways thanks for all the help Joshie!

  16. oh Josh, thank u for paying attention to the problems we have in Iran. i tried both. since the internet provider has banned the IP address ur site may not be brought up even if OpenDNS provides its real ip. the second solution is also unreachable, because in Iran u have no international credit card, nor a paypal account and none of the other methods for international payment. what we use to reach what ppl around the world can reach is to use VPN as u mentioned. but since it’s illegal and servers are repeatedly banned it’s not so easy to get a VPN which works for a long time and can rely on it. in another side, ppl say that the servers are possessed by the government to keep track of what they follow!

  17. For those attempting to override filters at their places of employment, I would add another note of caution. Depending on the size of your network, some network administrators use end-user monitoring. With this, it matters not whether the ISP can track your activities. By using regular screen shots, URL and keylogging, they can figure out exactly where you are going and what you are looking at. Additionally, if you access personal information such as bank and credit card accounts, passwords and private email, they can see it all. This level of scrutiny is perfectly legal (in the US anyhow). The network managers don’t even need to monitor the traffice themselves. These programs can be set to flag certain keywords or classifications, some can even calculate the percentage of flesh-tones in images. There isn’t an anonymizer on the planet that can avoid this level of scrutiny.

    These monitor programs can be installed remotely, without permission of the computer owner. It doesn’t take that great a leap of the imagination to understand that if you have already drawn the attention of a government agency, they can (and will) install such software and monitor your every move.

    I don’t say this to invoke paranoia, but rather to help people avoid thinking they can fully protect themselves against monitoring. Computer networking is an inherently non-private means of communication. While you can take steps to avoid such scrutiny, privacy is never completely assured.

    1. Can this be done to a private (ie personal not work) computer?

      Have you any evidence of this being done?

      1. I know it can be done in the work environment, this I have seen. The question of legalities aside for the moment, this means, by extension, it is possible to do on a personal, private computer. People “accidentally” get viruses all the time, which they only know about because of the aggressive actions the code takes. A “virus” could be easily written that is low-profile and stealthy, which could simply relay keystrokes, passwords and URLs to a database, without ever making a discernible impact on computer performance.

        There are only two variables that count when making something secure: how hard are you willing to work to secure the data, and how hard someone else is willing to work to read it.

  18. Question: what’s the point when you have a static IP? Or do you get a dynamic IP? Because with a static IP you’re just as trackable as with your own IP, only as a ‘new’ connection/user, not related to your old IP.

    1. 1. you get a dynamic IP and 2. even with a static IP nobody could prove who the person behind this IP was since Anonine doesn’t keep any logs so they don’t know which user had which IP at any point. This applies only to VPN providers who don’t keep logs of course, Anonine and IPREDator being the only two I’m aware of right now.

      1. Ah, 1. is nice. I meant with 2. that you would be indeed anonymous, but as identifyable/trackable anonymous user. Like, if you would use a website multiple times, the website could still recognize you (as the unknown anonymous user, not as real person) because every time you were using the same IP address. But since you get a dynamic IP this doesn’t apply. Thanks for the clarification! :)

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