Secure Your Browser: Add-Ons to Stop Web Tracking
Mar 01, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes
Mozilla warns, "If you haven't realized it yet, companies are tracking you across most of the sites you visit daily on the web. It's quite likely that these companies know more about you than your government. Some of them might even know more about you than your best friends." They've released the useful Collusion plug-in that allows you to see the tracking that occurs when you visit different websites. Taking a look at the PrivacyScore website gives you a good sense of who is doing the most tracking - companies like Facebook, Imgur, Twitpic and Drudge Report (the top four, respectively).
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