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anonymous Web surfing

Surfing the Web without divulging personal information to websites and tracking technologies. Anonymous Web surfing hides the user's IP address by rerouting all requests through a third-party server (see VPN service, Tor and anonymous proxy).

Another approach is a built-in browser feature or add-on browser plug-in that makes the session private on the client side, removing traces of Web activity in the computer when the browser window is closed (see private browsing). See cookie, anonymous remailer, Web bug and Anonymizer.
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There are two sites, www.anonymiz er.com and www.idzap.com, that offer free and subscription-based anonymous Web surfing. Simply point your browser at their site and tell it which other site you want to visit anonymously.
Edlyn Simmons, patent information guru and registered patent agent, said to me in an e-mail, "The implications of that patent are awesome--possibly the end of free hyperlinking, free Web sites, free searching, and probably anonymous Web surfing."