anonymous Web surfing


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anonymous Web surfing

Surfing the Web without divulging personal information to websites and tracking technologies. It can be accomplished by hiding the user's IP address by rerouting all requests through a third-party proxy server (see Tor) and/or by using a service that encrypts the data (see VPN service).

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, anonymous proxy, Web bug and Anonymizer.
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The company suspended its free anonymous Web surfing service last month so that it could focus its efforts on meeting the demand for enterprise applications of its security technology.