Gogo Proxy

Modern air travel! The worst trouble I had with the in-flight WiFi service (on my return from Skepticon 3) was that it didn’t work, or, rather, that it worked for less than the time necessary to load a page. A friend of mine travelling on the same day had a more interesting issue: the Internet connection gave him someone else’s identity. He went through the procedure to sign up for the Gogo Inflight Wifi, logged into Facebook and realized he was seeing someone else’s news feed. With someone else’s picture on the page. Using a total stranger’s account. Upon reloading, the same thing happened, but with a second stranger taking the place of the first.

HTTP Proxies are strange and mysterious things.