Perhaps you have clicked on a funny video or got redirected to some website and discovered it just would not work. You might have got a clean page or even a message saying this site isn't accessible your country. The reason this is happening is something called geotargeting and essentially means choosing what you can get based on your place.
So for instance, the technology is utilized by the major search engines to ensure you get results tailored to where you live. So if you sought for a plumber, you'll get results from your rough place and not from the other side of the world. In this scenario it's actually very useful and helps steer your investigations into the right direction.
In many scenarios though, geotargeting is actually harmful. Web sites will use it to charge different costs to different regions. In the USA some DIY stores will look up your location, then charge you based on how far you're from an adversary. It's quite common practice for firms to use something called priced discrimination to maximise their profits.
The technology behind this is really quite easy. All that occurs is that your IP address is logged when you connect to the site. Afterward that address is looked up in a big database to match the address to a particular location. The site subsequently will decide what you can get or what it charges based on where you live.
However there is a way around these tests, a system where you can control access to your place when you're online. The key is to relay your connection through another server. Using proxies or VPNs in other states you can pick your virtual location.
When your connection is relayed through any of these servers, your real IP address is concealed and just the proxies is visible. It is possible to set these up readily on computers, laptops, iPads and even mobile phones.
Here's the way you can free up your internet connection on your own iPad. View the British Broadcasting Company from anyplace, access Hulu and Pandora.com with a click of the button. This video show's you how to setup a VPN on your iPad or iPhone and never get blocked again.
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