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  • v. To render anonymous; especially to remove data that would establish the identity of a person

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Examples

  • The program could collect domestic data but would "anonymize" names and other identifying information with encryption codes until evidence was gathered to justify a warrant so that names could be revealed.

    Former NSA executive Thomas A. Drake may pay high price for media leak

  • For today's edition of the NPR News program "Day to Day," I filed a report on Google's announcement that it will "anonymize" some search-related user data by stripping IP addresses from records after 18 to 24 months.

    Boing Boing

  • Recently, more people in my real life have discovered the blog, and man, I wish I would have named myself Kate (because that's always what I wanted my name to be, anyway) and I could have called N something riotous and unfathomable (Dolan, knowing me and the way I "anonymize" names here) -- and I would have been fine.

    blog: Aversion

  • Blogging about students, colleagues, and administrators raises further questions; I suspect, for example, that we are all familiar with non-anonymous bloggers who purportedly "anonymize" their colleagues, even though their actual blog posts make it painfully easy to identify who is who.

    In person

  • The proxies "anonymize" traffic and bounce it to computers in other countries that send it along to the restricted sites.

    FOXNews.com

  • Cory Doctorow warns that Web searches are more difficult to "anonymize" than is commonly believed, citing AOL's accidental data disclosure in 2006.

    WN.com - Articles related to Tobacco Funds Shrink as Obesity Fight Intensifies

  • Complete video at: fora. tv Boing Boing editor and blogger Cory Doctorow warns that Web searches are more difficult to "anonymize" than is commonly believed, citing AOL's accidental data disclosure in 2006.

    WN.com - Articles related to Tobacco Funds Shrink as Obesity Fight Intensifies

  • It's come awfully close to acknowledging that it doesn't actually "anonymize" your IP address after 9 months. noticed by longtime Google critic Chris Soghoian - now a technical advisor for the US Federal Trade Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection - Google has departed from the usual false claims of anonymization to say that after 9 months, it "obfuscates" your IP.

    The Register

  • Yahoo has said it would "anonymize" search data after three months.

    paidContent

  • "To protect user privacy, we 'anonymize' the IP addresses within 24 hours of receiving this random sample," Google says.

    Consumer Watchdog Updates

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