What is the owner's motivation to run a free proxy server? I'm talking about free direct anonymous IP proxies like

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Some of the reasons that crossed my mind:

  • steal your identity
    • because, your traffic is routed through their server. Any credential you use on internet can be intercepted by them.
  • help his/her friends overcome country's blockade.
  • just for fun (or learning)
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    Or IRC ban evading. What a nightmare.
    – Wuffers
    Jun 9, 2011 at 5:51

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