Anonymizing

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Anonymizing

The process of removing identifying information from a transmission over the Internet. For example, one may anonymize an e-mail by removing information regarding the sender. It should not be confused with anonymous trading.
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With a single click, and no change in user behavior, an Invisible Connection encrypts and anonymizes Internet traffic -- allowing users to materialize online anywhere in the world with their identity, content and true location protected.
what a data producer is expected to do in order to anonymize a dataset
lt;p>Google doesn't delete server log data, but it has agreed to anonymize it after a period of time so that the logs can't be associated with a specific cookie ID or IP address.
Its new policy is to anonymize search server logs after 18 months, rather than the previously established period of 18 to 24 months.
Consumers particularly concerned about privacy can and should make use of free and pay services to anonymize their online activities (See Consumer Comments, September-October 2000) and stay abreast of the policies of websites with which they choose to do business.
As a result of its efforts, Microsoft has pledged to anonymize IP and cookie data and delete them completely after six months; Google anonymizes IP addresses on its server logs after nine months.