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proxy server

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(Computer Science) computing a computer that acts as an intermediary between a client machine and a server, caching information to save access time
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They are often offering free proxy services, marketed as VPNs, when in fact proxies are not encrypted; they just change your IP address, but do not hide/encrypt it.
Often they are free proxy services, marketed as VPNs, when in fact proxies are not encrypted (they just change your IP address, but do not hide/encrypt it).
However, these often involve a cat and mouse game with authorities, who block sites providing free proxy servers.