Privacy advocates disappointed about the sudden and unexplained demise of the ProxyHam device for connecting to the Internet have reason to cheer up: there are two similarly low-cost boxes that do the same thing or even better.
The more impressive of the two is the ProxyGambit, a $235 device that allows people to access an Internet connection from anywhere in the world without revealing their true location or IP address. One-upping the ProxyHam, its radio link can offer a range of up to six miles, more than double the 2.5 miles of the ProxyHam. More significantly, it can use a reverse-tunneled GSM bridge that connects to the Internet and exits through a wireless network anywhere in the world, a capability that provides even greater range.
Its creator, serial hacker Samy Kamkar, wrote in a blog post:
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