anonymity

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Electronics

  • The quality or state of not being identified. When communicating via a network, especially the Internet, there are various levels of anonymity, ranging from the use of a screen name, to being entirely untraceable without any identifying information being available. Anonymity can be useful to protect the privacy and safety of a person, but may also allow those who wish to harm others to do so without fear of identification.
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