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thinkmad
03-04-2012, 06:00 PM
Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, has unveiled a new add-on for the popular web browser that gives web users an instant view of which companies are 'watching' them as they browse.

The move comes the same week that Google pushed ahead with its controversial new privacy policy, built to provide even more data for Google's $28 billion advertising business - despite concerns that the massive harvesting of private data might be illegal in many countries.

The Collusion add-on will allow users to 'pull back the curtain' on web advertising firms and other third parties that track people's online movements, says Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2109223/Google-privacy-policy-Mozilla-add-Collusion-reveals-spying-internet-users.html#ixzz1nyi4OgN8


looks like it's time to switch back to FireFox.

civcmatt
03-04-2012, 07:07 PM
hmmmm kinda interesting......might have to add it and check it out.

even though i dont really care that they are selling my shit for advertising...its gonna happen reguardless.

thinkmad
03-04-2012, 07:14 PM
yeah, i just realized that pretty much all my social network is linked thru google; droid phone, youtube, email. so cutting off one of its heads would probably just anger the hydra and spam me with gay porn adverts ;-/

civcmatt
03-04-2012, 07:18 PM
lol! that is true it might

Stealth
03-04-2012, 09:43 PM
Meh, my life isn't that important to give a shit. I don't browse any crazy shit so whatever.

borlax
03-05-2012, 12:27 PM
http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/collusion/

If anyone wants to check out the add-on.

PoisonTheWell
03-05-2012, 08:40 PM
I'll give it a shot. Already running HTTPS Everywhere, Ad Block Plus, Ghostery, TACO.