My friend has a statcounter on his blog and can see who visits it. I'd like to occasionally check out his blog, without having him know about it.
Is there a way to hide my IP address and location? Or make it look like the visitor (me) is coming from another place? I have read on https://myipservices.com that with VPN it's possible. Is it true?
Besides a VPN:
* If you have access to a different computer (e.g. using a VPS service, or if you can login to a computer at your workplace), you can login remotely into that computer via RDP or VNC and browse the web on that machine. This is in effect equivalent to a proxy, only less efficient.
* The Tor network is designed to make it impossible (without expending an enormous amount of resources) for a server to figure out where a request is comping from. Google Tor Browser for more information. The only downside is that Tor tends to be fairly slow.
google has a extension where you could hide your VPN/IP. For farther locations you have to pay a subscription, but there is 3 free locations you could use, such as netherland, Miami, and forgot last one
For such tasks will fit almost any proxy server, not to mention VPN. Actually, you can even use the built-in VPN browser Opera. He's not that reliable, but for your needs will do. I use https://advanced.name for serious cases, but you can use free version.