If I were going to attempt to hide my IP address for any reason, I think that I would have to use a VPN service to do it. They’re not that difficult to use in this day and age, and they’re actually very readily available if you know where to look for them. I’ll even give you a hint: Google. But, why would I want to hide my IP address, you ask? Well, that’s a great question my friend.
I suppose there are any number of reasons one might want to keep their IP address private. First and foremost, I think I’m just a private (read paranoid) person. I hear horror stories constantly about identity theft, and people who hack into your account for apparently no other reason than to just mess you up. So, the more secure I can make my online activities, the better I’m going to feel about being online. Another reason for hiding my IP address is to make sure I’m not being charged with something I didn’t even know was illegal. I read an article recently about a guy who forwarded a link to his friend of a video. The video was apparently copyrighted, which he was apparently ignorant of. Regardless, the man is now being charged with copyright infringement. It seems a little ludicrous to me, but you just never know what big brother might do if they don’t approve of your activities.