November 21, 2001

SafeWeb dumps free online privacy service

Author: JT Smith

Kelly McNeill writes "Surfers who value their privacy have lost an ally with SafeWeb's suspension of its free anonymous Web-surfing service. The service, which PC World editors recently picked as a "Best of the Web" service, stopped functioning November 14, according to a company spokesperson. A series of events -- ranging from economic woes to Internet service provider problems -- has led to the company canceling the free service, although there's a small chance SafeWeb will launch a subscription-based one in the future."

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