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Lightbeam add-on to be released
Reveals who's tracking you... and more...
tangor




msg:4618914
 2:05 am on Oct 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

Just who is looking over your shoulder when you browse the Internet? Tomorrow, web users will be given a new tool to shine a light on the commercial organisations which track your every movement online.

Lightbeam, a download produced by Mozilla, the US free software community behind the popular Firefox browser, claims to be a “watershed” moment in the battle for web transparency.

[independent.co.uk...]

 

brotherhood of LAN




msg:4618915
 2:19 am on Oct 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

While I appreciate the need for tracking & 3rd party tracking isn't a huge deal to me, I think it's good for things like this to be made available, at the very least for public awareness.

engine




msg:4619842
 5:28 pm on Oct 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

This add-on was originally called, Collusion.

Lightbeam is an add-on for Firefox that brings to light the array of first and third party companies people interact with everyday across the Web. Development of Lightbeam for Firefox is developed with support from the Ford Foundation and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and aided by faculty and students of the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.Lightbeam (was Collusion) for Firefox Add-On [blog.mozilla.org]


Mozilla Firefox 'Collusion' Add-On Tracks Who's Tracking You [webmasterworld.com]

blend27




msg:4619887
 10:00 pm on Oct 29, 2013 (gmt 0)

i've been using winhelp2002.mvps.org list for quiet a while now.

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