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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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"For example, we suggested that designers could incorporate cues such as, 'Warning: this is a public network,' or 'VPN: anonymous browsing,'" said Molina.
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.
If you seek a smartphone that boasts a completely safe and anonymous browsing experience, the Blackphone 2 is your answer.
"It can only be accessed using Tor [an anonymous browsing software].
Tools such as Tor and Tails facilitate anonymous browsing behavior.
Other benefits of VPNs are anonymous browsing and access to content in foreign countries that may be restricted to U.S.
The state has blocked all blogs hosted at Blogspot and Nazret as well as the Tor anonymous browsing system.
The best photos of the person are displayed and people compete to see who has the most links to "friends." The shallowness of these relationships is evidenced in the briefness of the communication between people (if any--most MySpace use is probably anonymous browsing).
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.