Forgive me if this is already covered somewhere in this forum. I seldom read this one, it is akin to reading Greek to me. I am looking for a means to access web sites that will hide the geographic area that I am at. I live in the Middle East and there are many sites that will block downloads to this area due to piracy concerns. Even Amazon blocks many books from being downloaded and all video's. Netflix, and sites like it are useless over here. I get a "Not allowed in your area" message whenever I try to rent or buy movies, TV shows and books. I came across this article; How to browse the Web anonymously - Gadgetbox on msnbc.com and was wondering if you techno guys had any advice? A web proxy such as Anonymouse.org or HideMyAss.com. ? Or would it work better for me to use a VPN such as Witopia and StrongVP. I don't mind paying a fee for the service. And if it makes a difference I use Firefox. Also on a related subject. I am looking for a mail forwarding service. Do you know of any? A lot of companies will not ship international or to a FPO type address so I have a lot of trouble getting anything shipped here. Any suggestions or recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks, MM.