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Protect your privacy with Privoxy Internet
Privoxy 3.0 has just been released. From the package description page:
"Privoxy is a web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for protecting privacy, filtering web page content, managing cookies, controlling access, and removing ads, banners, pop-ups and other obnoxious Internet junk. Privoxy has a very flexible configuration and can be customized to suit individual needs and tastes. Privoxy has application for both stand-alone systems and multi-user networks."
I have been using prerelease (beta) versions of Privoxy for a couple of months with great results. Privoxy works out of the box as advertised and the system overhead is unnoticeable. The default settings will be good enough for most users, but Privoxy allows also a great degree of customization through a friendly Web interface. The default configuration file is updated regularly to include new servers of junk.

An installer for OS X is available from the downloads area of the Privoxy page on
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love it, but it screws up autocomplete
Authored by: pingpong on Sep 04, '02 12:07:21PM

i've tried privoxy, and i love it.

i'm sure it is proper proxy behavior, but privoxy
tries the server 'yahoo' when you type yahoo
instead of assuming ''.

1. is there any way to configure privoxy to try
an autocomplete if no named local server is


2. is there any way to tell chimera not to look
for local servers before assuming www and .com?

i've searched google, and the docs, but i don't
know what terms to search for.


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Not really a
Authored by: raider on Sep 04, '02 02:52:38PM
This is not really related to specifically OSX or even a "hint".

There are many of these products, I have been using Anonymizer with the SSH that comes with OSX since OSX 10.0.4, and I also use it on Windows and Linux...

Simply a search for privacy proxy on Google will bring up hundreds of hits.

"Yesterday I forgot how to ride a bike"

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Authored by: joestalin on Sep 04, '02 06:33:01PM

Unfortunately, it seems that this won't work with Chimera. Although the Internet control panel lets one set a web proxy on a system-wide level, this apparently requires that you set the proxy in the web browser. Chimera doesn't have a preference panel for that (yet). There might be a way to do it directly in the prefs file, but I haven't gotten down to that nitty-gritty

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Authored by: spoot on Sep 04, '02 08:22:42PM

Chimera is working for me. I am using the latest nightly build, might have something to do with it. But the 2 do seem to be working together nicely.

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