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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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OneClick offers customers anonymous browsing and the choice of several packages of Tier 1 equipment.
This includes the use of personal virtual private network (VPN) services, utilization of anonymous browsing, use of encryption, understanding the difference between http and https, and other common threats that the average user isn't aware of.
By masking a device's true IP address, Phantom enables more anonymous browsing and helps users unblock geo-restricted content enabling them to watch events in foreign countries or follow local events while abroad.
So if you mean serious business and want a completely anonymous browsing experience, you should get rid of those plugins.
It can only be accessed using Tor [an anonymous browsing software].
Tools such as Tor and Tails facilitate anonymous browsing behavior.
This will enable users to connect to the closest server from their location which will substantially boost their anonymous browsing experiences.
Other benefits of VPNs are anonymous browsing and access to content in foreign countries that may be restricted to U.
The state has blocked all blogs hosted at Blogspot and Nazret as well as the Tor anonymous browsing system.
They have found that the practices of many popular social networking sites typically make that personal information available to companies that track Web users' browsing habits, and allow them to link anonymous browsing habits to specific people.
On a slightly different tack, there is a Canadian start-up called ZeroKnowledge that will allow anonymous browsing via a set of "nyms" that prevent personal profiling.
Internet users understand the value trade-offs for anonymous browsing behavior tracking - specifically more relevant advertising and access to free content - they are much more supportive of it.