I'd like to watch BBC Iplayer...but it only works in the UK. I am currently living in Spain. Is there a way to hide my ID and make the bbc website believe that I have a UK IP or something?
This browser plugin comes for Firefox and Chrome/Chromium to enable us to fake an IP from a different country which is then presented to a website we browse to via a proxy provided from stealty.
In the free version there is a somewhat limited capability for choosing our location either as random or for a given country by surfing via a proxy when available there. There also is a commercial PRO version to have an guaranteed IP from the UK or from the USA.
Of course there are some security issues we will have to think about when trusting our data to a not so well defined proxy somewhere in the world wide web.
The plugin can easily be switched on or off on demand.
Not specific to Ubuntu (It works on Linux / Windows / Mac OSX / iOS but you can use a VPN service that lets you connect to a VPN server in the UK.
Here's one I have used before they let you choose a VPN server in a variety of countrys including the UK.
You should also use Tor. Tor is an anonymizing service/network with is more secure/anonymous than a VPN.
Tor comes bundled with a browser and GUI interface for easy use
Tor browser bundle: https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en
Also checkout how Tor works, its quite cool: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)