Good News: Using A Proxy Server Isn't A Sign That You're More Of A Criminal (Yet)

from the phew dept

Some of us use proxy servers for VPN purposes, because it's just good security. However, the US Sentencing Commission was recently considering whether or not the use of a proxy server should be considered "sophisticated means," such that it could increase jailtime in sentencing for a crime. As the EFF notes, the Commission has rejected this concept for now, though, it's not entirely clear why or if this will change at a later date. However, for now, rest assured that using a proxy server doesn't automatically mean you deserve greater jailtime than if you don't.

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    chris (profile), 22 Apr 2009 @ 6:54am

    proxies are sooooo sophisticated

    clicking that box and entering the ip and port in those text fields. that's super sophisticated.

    and using a firefox add-on like foxy proxy that handles proxies for you... that is beyond sophisticated.

    and going to a website and typing a URL into a blank and hitting the submit button, that's practically rocket science.

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