And bring porn back
I built this Chrome extension to bypass filters for websites that are blocked by MDA. To resume surfing of the blocked sites, simply install the GOM Chrome extension, and then log in with your GOM account.Tweet
"Go away MDA", or GOM, is a chrome extension automates a private and smart proxy service to re-enable access to your favourite blocked sites in Singapore.Is it legal?
GOM is essentially a smart proxy service. And I don't think that makes it illegal. Numerous journalists have already approached me and told me that MDA has said there is nothing criminal about this as well. So yes, just stream, and don't download. And you should be safe.Are you harvesting info?
No, no logs are stored.Can you trace who I am?
No, I can't even do that. Other from your IP address, which isn't logged as well. But how can you know for sure? See my answer to the last question.Is it safe?
It is even safer than you using any unknown Hotspot Shield, or surfing websites through the Singtel proxy (which you already am and needs no setting up in case you don't know, thats how they block you from the websites). In fact, it is even FASTER. Because the server uses better international routing than your homeline internet. And most of the blocked websites are international.Why do you need the permission to "access data on all websites?"
Because blocked sites lie on arbitrary urls! And I don't have, nor will I ever can have, an exhuastive list of MDA banned sites. What I can do is to merely detect whether the website returns you an error message saying MDA blocked it. (This is when the extension kicks in). I think I have an at most 10line code that checks for this. I welcome you to check the code for this.Why do you need the permission to "access tabs and browsing activity?"
Because I apply a private proxy (not public, so even safer) to your browser temporarily for you to be able to view the banned website. But because it is private, it needs to enter the username and password to the proxy. Which I don't want you to manually enter, so I hijack the process and manually enter it for you. So thats why I need this permission so I can make it seamless for you. I promise I do nothing more than that.What is your intention for making this?
3 reasons. One, It was a CNY project as I was learning Twitter bootstrap. Two, I enjoy my internet freedom, and urge all of you to never give that up, let alone to any government agencies. Three, I did have some blind hopes for it going viral.Who are you?
A recent Computer Science graduate. You can talk to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If this extension violates any law in Singapore, please send me an email at email@example.com and I will be more than willing to comply. This is afterall, a Chinese New Year side project.