Track the Trackers
Design Mine LOVES to track the trackers!
“As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil — personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it’s your right to know what data is being collected about you and how it affects your online life. He unveils a Firefox add-on to do just that.”Gary Kovacs is the CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, where he directs the development of Firefox. Read more about Gary here. source: www.ted.com Gary Kovacs Tracking the Trackers
Tracking the Trackers, by Gary Kovacs
Collusion for Mozilla Firefox
Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.
To install Collusion for Mozilla Firefox, visit www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion
Collusion for Google Chrome
Thousands of companies and organizations secretly collect your personal data when you use the web, creating a shadow web of connections between sites you go to and trackers you probably never heard of. Collusion for Chrome graphs the spread of your data from sites to trackers, in real time, to expose and, optionally, to break these hidden connections.
Instructions: Browse the web as usual. The toolbar icon will animate if the graph changes. Click the icon to see the graph. Click *Block known tracking sites* to prevent tracking. Or watch the embedded video.
To install Collusion for Google Chrome, visit the chrome web store
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