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    ExpressVPN

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    Li Shi
    Written on April 6, 2017
    "Great solution for streaming movies and T.V shows in HD at a high speed. The multiple locations and great customer reviews make this a must when looking for VPN services."
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      Hotspot Shield

      Hotspot Shield is privacy software that protects your identity by hiding your IP address from prying eyes.

      Software

      Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

      Free - Varies by plan

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      Glenn Abrams
      Written on August 19, 2017
      "WHAT 7 DAY TRIAL? NOT SURE I LIKE THIS"
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      Glenn Abrams
      Written on August 19, 2017
      "WHAT 7 DAY TRIAL? NOT SURE I LIKE THIS"
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      Joseph May
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "As someone who travels a bunch for leisure, I have all always worried about my online identity being stolen on public wifi. The Hotspot Shield removes those fears and I can browse the web in privacy anywhere in the world."
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      Rosa Kamayor
      Written on April 1, 2018
      "I can not connect so easily. I tryed to get out before my trial period , but it seems impossible to cancel same. Please help me"
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      Edward Tran
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "This product did exactly as I needed it to. It was able to reroute all of my internet traffic for all of my devices so that it seemed that I was somewhere else in the world. I was able to browse completely privately."
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      SUJI LEE
      Written on October 14, 2017
      "I am a user in China and got the elite version, but it does not get me connected at all. What should I do and who should I contact?"
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      Charles Reynolds
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "Program functions well and did what I want it to do. Now I can browse the internet anonymously. Easy to install, easy to use."
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      Dragon Internet Browser
      Fast and versatile Internet Browser based on Chromium (Google Chrome), with highest level of security.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Ralph Lane
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "It might offer a solution. Hard to tell exactly how good it is for anonymous browsing as it's nearly impossible for me to actually gauge. The other issue is tradeoffs..."
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      Ralph Lane
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "It might offer a solution. Hard to tell exactly how good it is for anonymous browsing as it's nearly impossible for me to actually gauge. The other issue is tradeoffs from a current browser, particularly my indispensable plug-ins."
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      Christopher Munoz
      Written on February 22, 2017
      "Well done. Comodo! I've had issues with other browsers in the past, this one is by far the best in terms of speed, ease of use and (apparent) security. Five thumbs up, and free to boot!"
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      Aarav Malik
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "Things have been chaotic with the current changes in politics. I no longer feel safe doing basic web browsing and I just want the peace of mind I'm not being tracked by a nosey and malicious government. I love this browser and it gives me the best of chrome without even more privacy. This is precisely the thing needed to feel comfortable as I go about doing my daily browsing."
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      [TUTORIAL] How to Browse the Web Anonymously
      From turning on your browser's incognito mode, to downloading a plugin to erase your tracks, here are some tips on surfing the web without leaving (too much of) a trail.
      Articles

      Free

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      Paul Porter
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "Thank you for posting all these helpful hints! I'm not doing anything secretive online, but I hate the thought of Google or others tracking my online movements. Thank you..."
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      Paul Porter
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "Thank you for posting all these helpful hints! I'm not doing anything secretive online, but I hate the thought of Google or others tracking my online movements. Thank you for showing me how to stop Google from tracking me. Great article!"
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      Eduardo Mora
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "This is a great article on how to browse the internet and still retain your anonymity. I myself have used it to great effect. Some people want to keep their privacy; this allows you to do that."
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      Jason Harrison
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "I use private browsing windows"

    WHAT’S THE MEANING?

    When a person is browsing the web anonymously, it means that his or her personal information are hidden from the websites they visit. This can be done by hiding or changing their IP address using VPNs, using a proxy server, or by disabling cookies, plug-ins, and anything else that can be used to identify and track down a user.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Did you know that websites use cookies to track a user’s activity? Cookies are useful for things like storing information, so users don’t need to re-enter them and gathering statistics about which browsers are visited the most. Over time, cookies can be used to develop a profile that can serve as a digital fingerprint. However, cookies can also be used by servers to provide ads that are based on the person’s browsing activity. Using cookies, advertising companies can show the user ads that are targeted to their interests.

    Cookies also help with government surveillance. Against their will or completely unbeknownst to Internet users, government agencies can track and keep information about its citizens. Surveillance can have its pros, as the government can monitor whether or not a citizen is committing or participating in a crime, and they can track any activity that they deem suspicious. However, the data they are using is not always legally obtained, causing a debate to flare up between the government’s invasion of its citizens’ privacy and the government’s responsibilities to maintain national security.

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      [TUTORIAL] How to use Tor Browser
      Tor offers multiple levels of protection to ensure that your online activities, location and identity are kept entirely private. In this article you will learn how it works.
      Articles

      Free

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      Dylan Bryant
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "I use the Tor Browser so nobody can track me. I feel much more secure and safer when I use this. The government, or anyone else for that matter, does not need to know what I..."
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      Dylan Bryant
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "I use the Tor Browser so nobody can track me. I feel much more secure and safer when I use this. The government, or anyone else for that matter, does not need to know what I do on the internet."
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      Jose Carroll
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "Tor browser is a paid VPN service that allows you to surf anonymously. You have to download the browser and create an account. After you create the account you log in and choose a location you wish to connect too. Once connected you are free too browse anonymously"
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      Samuel Harper
      Written on March 10, 2017
      "Tor and the tutorial on how to use it was absolutely great. Sometimes it's interesting what you can find underneath the surface of the internet, and sometimes you want to do it anonymously. Tor is great for that; it gives you complete privacy with whatever you're trying to do. It feels good knowing you're anonymous. The directions were really easy to follow as well, and the whole process didn't take long at all."
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      InBrowser
      InBrowser is an incognito/private browser for Android with TOR and video support. Each time you exit InBrowser, everything you've done in the app will be erased, including history, cookies, and sessions.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Kenneth Harvey
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "I think that this is a decent browsing system. They provide great features that will be significant to the functions of the app. I also really like the in-app video portion..."
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      Kenneth Harvey
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "I think that this is a decent browsing system. They provide great features that will be significant to the functions of the app. I also really like the in-app video portion because I enjoy watching videos. I enjoy using this app because I constantly check many of my confidential information such as medical sites and this proves this without breeze. This is awesome for people who value their privacy. The only suggestion that I would like is to have options for other languages. Right now, they only allow English and Swedish. Overall, a great app."
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      Tyler McDonald
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "When I want to browse for something important and I don't want to leave footprints., I use InBrowser. It is automatically in private mode and nothing to switch on or off to get started. Every time I close the browser, I know that it is really closed and no one has gathered the information or recorded any content and that gives me peace of mind."
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      Ishan Sharma
      Written on April 20, 2017
      "Not the best anonymous browser I've ever used, has some issues with certain types of ads and I had a lot of issues with random crashes. I feel like it could be much improved in its current form."
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      Privoxy
      Privoxy is a non-caching web proxy with advanced filtering capabilities for enhancing privacy, modifying web page data and HTTP headers, controlling access, and removing ads and other obnoxious Internet junk.
      Software

      Windows

      Free

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      Justin McDonald
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "A great solution for the thing most of us crave while surfing the internet for work or fun or just socializing...we all want more privacy, fewer ads, and fewer pop-ups!"
      JM
      Justin McDonald
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "A great solution for the thing most of us crave while surfing the internet for work or fun or just socializing...we all want more privacy, fewer ads, and fewer pop-ups!"
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      Roy Ramos
      Written on February 24, 2017
      "This pretty much seems like a one size fits all application. After all, aren't we all craving more privacy on the internet. Thank goodness some creative people have come up with this idea."
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      Ismael Calderón
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "I love the extra privacy I get using Privoxy. Plus it's so helpful for use with multiple users!"
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      Haider Hassan
      Written on August 19, 2017
      "Aha is good and works as an instant service. It is also free. It works with the Internet service if the signal is weak. It stores sites that you used to visit."
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      Tor Browser
      The Tor network has one simple goal: anonymous communication. The network aims to protect a user's location, browser history, personal data, and online messages from any person or bot that's performing network traffic analysis.
      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

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      Joe Bryant
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "Its a big deal for me to stay anonymous online. I just don't want my previously visited websites turning up again in a different browsing session. This Tor browser is a..."
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      Joe Bryant
      Written on February 6, 2017
      "Its a big deal for me to stay anonymous online. I just don't want my previously visited websites turning up again in a different browsing session. This Tor browser is a perfect resource for anonymous browsing because it lets me to use Tor on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux without needing to install any software and is portable."
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      Jose Simmons
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "The Tor software protects you by preventing somebody watching your Internet connection from learning what sites you visit, or where you are located. Wanna be invisible? Me too. Here's how."
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      Ryan Barnes
      Written on March 9, 2017
      "I was quite concerned with internet security. I felt that browsing is way too open and keeps my information from being secure. I found Tor Browser quelled my fears by offering a secure option."
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      Saša Medaković
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "isn't ths the browser that let's u go to deep web?"
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      Anonymous on the Web: The Basics
      Are you worried about privacy on the Web? This post talks about anonymous browsing on the Web, the ability to browse the Web without being tracked.
      Websites

      Free

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      Jose Soto
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "Checking out this page is a must if you are worried about your privacy on the web. I was so sick of surfing a website, and then getting tons of spam about every topic I..."
      JS
      Jose Soto
      Written on March 12, 2017
      "Checking out this page is a must if you are worried about your privacy on the web. I was so sick of surfing a website, and then getting tons of spam about every topic I looked up. Plus, with all the things people can do on the web today there is no privacy anymore. Very informational, and it is kind of scary the way companies can get so much information about you, so it's worth a look at how to surf the web anonymously."
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      Jacob Knight
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "Sometimes browsing the internet can be scary. I have often wondered how my information is used and who can see my browsing history. By using proxy servers for anonymous web browsing I am able to hide my IP address so that my web browsing can not be tracked, it's a perfect solution!"
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      Gregory Campbell
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "I feel that this website does a good job of answering a question about how to be anonymous on the web. After reading the articles on the website I feel like I have a good understanding of why I would want to be anonymous and how to go about doing it."
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      Ghostery Privacy Browser

      Ghostery Privacy Browser is a browser where you can browse like a ghost since you will go unnoticed as it cleans, speeds up, and locks down your browsing experience.

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

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      Christian Anderson
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "This is a great concept for browsing anonymously but, I fell that an app is not a good summary of excellent programs available in other means of media."
      CA
      Christian Anderson
      Written on March 26, 2017
      "This is a great concept for browsing anonymously but, I fell that an app is not a good summary of excellent programs available in other means of media."
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      Anthony Woods
      Written on March 2, 2017
      "This seems like a great option for anybody with privacy needs. This browser works great for what it is intended for."
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      Jacob Gray
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "Ghostery Privacy Browser is good for browsing when you want to be anonymous."
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      Luciana luttey
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "luciana e stavam e muito e para de muito para ou"
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      Epic Privacy Browser

      Epic Privacy Browser is a browser that immediately disables lots of the most common ways your privacy is comprised when you are surfing the web as it doesn't save your history, no autofill feature and more. 

      Software

      Windows, Mac

      Free

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      Amit Subramanium
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "Epic Privacy Browser seems to be a great resource for blocking anyone or thing that maybe tracking you online. While many, if not most of us, are regular ordinary internet..."
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      Amit Subramanium
      Written on February 27, 2017
      "Epic Privacy Browser seems to be a great resource for blocking anyone or thing that maybe tracking you online. While many, if not most of us, are regular ordinary internet users we still hate the thought that someone is following our every move to figure out how and what to sell us. You also have the websites that are, well, embarrassing to be caught viewing if your mom happens along. On this website it offers solutions as well as programs to prevent this type of thing happening. There is plenty of information about who and what they are as well as how they have been reviewed."
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      Benny Xia
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "You make one joke on Facebook about a cattle prod and next thing you know every ad on your sidebar has farm implements in them, true story. So I switched to the Epic Browser because it keeps companies from tracking your searches, the sites you visit and prevents them from putting cookies and breadcrumbs on your computer. It might not stop all those government agencies, but it will at least get the ad companies out of your business."
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      Kyle Ward
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "This is a browser that I have seen in many advertisements, and I think that it has many advanced features. With governments trying to look at your online data, this could be the solution to hiding everything."
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      Orfox: Tor Brower for Android

      Orfox is built from the same source code as Tor Browser (which is built upon Firefox), but with a few minor modifications to the privacy enhancing features to make them compatible with Firefox for Android and the Android operating system.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Tiffany Lee
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "If you're looking for a different Android browser, this one is good. It's similar to Firefox, which is my favorite desktop browser, but it offers more privacy. It does have..."
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      Tiffany Lee
      Written on November 9, 2017
      "If you're looking for a different Android browser, this one is good. It's similar to Firefox, which is my favorite desktop browser, but it offers more privacy. It does have some issues, such as not being able to screenshot, but it's alright."
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      Iron Browser

      SRWare Iron is a real alternative to Chrome. The browser is based on the Chromium-source and offers the same features as Chrome but without the critical points that the privacy concern.

      Apps

      Android, Windows

      Free

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      Chan Wang
      Written on February 7, 2017
      "Fast and smooth, this browser works way better than Chrome does and it is also available for Linux Mint it's about the best browser I have seen. It is a very fast and..."
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      Chan Wang
      Written on February 7, 2017
      "Fast and smooth, this browser works way better than Chrome does and it is also available for Linux Mint it's about the best browser I have seen. It is a very fast and quick, unlike Firefox. Regarding anonymous browsing, it still does have you sign in to all the sites so I'm not too sure how effective this really is."
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      Joseph Castillo
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "This is a browswer that is great for anonymizing one's browsing behavior. The browser works jus tlike the default browser, but this one also strips most of the identifying information of the user."
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      Aarav Pillai
      Written on January 2, 2017
      "This browser is great for anonymous browsing. I've used it just about daily, and have yet to see a single issue with it."
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      Red Onion

      Red Onion is a full-fledged Tor-powered browser that offers you a real solution, with multiple tabs, customizable start screen, built in ad-blocker, history, bookmarks, and much much more.

      Apps

      iOS

      $1.99

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      Carolyn Salazar
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Tired of companies being able to track what you are doing online? This is a solid solution for browsing without leaving your fingerprints everywhere. No more "suggestions"..."
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      Carolyn Salazar
      Written on September 28, 2017
      "Tired of companies being able to track what you are doing online? This is a solid solution for browsing without leaving your fingerprints everywhere. No more "suggestions" from companies for something you have previously viewed coming back to you."
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      Rachel Coleman
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "If you want to access the dark net, then you need this. I have only used it once or twice, but it does what it says it does. I don't have to worry about people finding out where I've been browsing and that's the reason I decided to give it a go."
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      Mark Moore
      Written on September 26, 2017
      "Limited to iOS, not free, and hasn't been updated in over a year. There may be more secure/updated resources."
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      Patrick Willis
      Written on September 13, 2017
      "Red Onion is fantastic. It's better than incognito mode or Opera's VPN. The only problem is paying for it."
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      NewIPnow
      With NewIPNow.com, you can use our IP addresses to manage your web identity: browse the web anonymously, change your location, secure your browsing history and start fresh with a new IP any time.
      Websites

      Free

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      Justin Wagner
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "A little complicated and maybe overkill when it comes to VPN style things, but it's passable. Honestly I'd just suggest Tunnel Bear for its ease of use and support."
      JW
      Justin Wagner
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "A little complicated and maybe overkill when it comes to VPN style things, but it's passable. Honestly I'd just suggest Tunnel Bear for its ease of use and support."
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      Ivy Dong
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "This a nice concept. I use it more all the time. It is taking me some time to adjust to the idea and remember to use it."
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      Filterbypass
      FilterBypass is a free anonymous web proxy which allows people all over the world to bypass internet filters and enjoy unrestricted browsing.
      Websites

      Free

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      Zhu Foo
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "This allows you to bypass internet filters and enjoy unrestricted browsing."
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      Zhu Foo
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "This allows you to bypass internet filters and enjoy unrestricted browsing."
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      Ricardo Andrade
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "The solution explains what a "free anonymous proxy" is to the layman. It also explains that many of the major streaming portals, as well as the major social networks, are accessible through this."
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      Samantha Brown
      Written on June 20, 2017
      "Filterbypass would come in handy. It is great that it is free and will help to bypass unwanted material."

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    Summary

    Best resources for anonymous browsing
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Hotspot Shield Software 360 Free
    2 Dragon Internet Browser Software 283 Free
    3 [TUTORIAL] How to Browse the Web Anonymously Articles 197 Free
    4 [TUTORIAL] How to use Tor Browser Articles 163 Free
    5 InBrowser Apps 86 Free
    6 Privoxy Software 75 Free
    7 Tor Browser Software 68 Free
    8 Anonymous on the Web: The Basics Websites 45 Free
    9 Ghostery Privacy Browser Apps 44 Free
    10 Epic Privacy Browser Software 34 Free
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