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April 25, 2012

How to tell who's tracking you online

Wrote Michael Moyer, "[In February of this year] Mozilla introduced Collusion, an add-on for the Firefox browser that shows you how companies are tracking you as you surf the web. A cool visual demonstration of the software illustrates all the links that form as you crisscross just a few popular sites online, including IMDB, the New York Times and the Huffington Post. The software shows the connections between sites you visit and third-party tracking and advertising networks such as Doubleclick and Scorecard Research. It makes plain the invisible web that has been woven through the Web."

[via Scientific American]

April 25, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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So how does one support Do Not Track? And when my kids use my computer, do they think it's me?

Posted by: tamra | Apr 26, 2012 2:00:41 AM

so nonchalant, so invasive...

Posted by: JoePeach | Apr 25, 2012 7:15:18 PM

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