Google Proxy Hack

I’ve actually known about and used this for some time, but couldn’t remember if I’ve ever posted about it. You can use Google’s translator service as a free web proxy hack to access restricted web sites that you can’t visit otherwise. The linked article contains the details, but basically, you just do an [any other language than english]-english translation of the page in which you are interested.

There are currently 6 responses

  1. Name

    Doesnt work any more.

    “English to english translation is not supported”

    August 28th, 2008 | 10:09 am
  2. Name

    But i got around it by translating an English page from French to English

    It ignores words that it cant translate.

    August 28th, 2008 | 10:09 am
  3. sdfsdf

    google smarter than you, your hack is not working

    October 3rd, 2008 | 11:32 pm
  4. Yes, it looks like they updated it. Good going, Google!

    October 29th, 2008 | 6:13 pm
  5. It works

    Visit http://translate.google.com/translate?u=tracemyip.com&sl=es&tl=en to see it working, but the problem is that it is revealing your ip address, which may be a clever way of discouraging people from using their translation service as anonymous proxy.

    Above url must have shown you some ip, now visit http://tracemyip.com to see what ip it returns, if both the urls return the same ip that means google is not hiding your ip address and is therefore not working as true anonymous proxy.

    January 11th, 2009 | 5:40 am
  6. Yeap, they don’t work my friend… can you update us on that trick.

    April 11th, 2009 | 9:43 am