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anonymous Web surfing

Surfing the Web without divulging personal information to websites and trackers. 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).

Private Browsing
Another approach to anonymity is a built-in browser feature or browser extension that makes the session private on the client side. It removes traces of Web activity in the computer when the browser application is closed (see private browsing). The terms anonymous Web surfing and private browsing are sometimes used interchangeably. See privacy browser, privacy search engine, cookie, anonymous remailer, Web bug and Anonymizer.
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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."