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Definition: Anonymizer

(Anonymizer, Inc., San Diego, CA, www.anonymizer.com) The first anonymous Web surfing service. Anonymizer's Anonymous Surfing lets users surf the Web privately without divulging their identity information and IP addresses. The company was founded in 1995 by Lance Cottrell, an acknowledged expert in cryptography and Internet privacy and security, who was also the creator of Mixmaster, a secure anonymous remailer. See anonymous Web surfing and anonymous remailer.