JAP makes it possible to surf the internet anonymously.
How it works
JAP ANON provides a client download for Windows/Mac/Linux that the user in a censored country downloads and installs on their computer.
Instead of connecting directly to a web server, users take a detour, connecting with encryption through several intermediaries, so-called Mixes. The “mix” makes the requests to be routed and since many requests are moving through the mix neither the operators of the mix nor the host being requested through the mix know the user’s true identity.
However, there are varying levels of anonymity as some use a “single mix” while others use “mix cascades.” There is also a pay service for access to higher speeds and more anonymous mixes.
Pros & Cons
JAP ANON is a good choice for technical users who require anonymity along with circumvention service for web browsing at reasonable speeds.
Since the JAP Anonymity website is often already blocked in many countries a user in a censored country may have to acquire the software through a third party. The service may still be accessible if the website is blocked, although a determined censor could also block the service.
Since the application must be installed it may not be suitable for public terminals or high-risk users whose equipment may be seized.
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