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This is quite the eye opener for those of you who don't know just how closely your online surfing habits are being tracked.
A new piece of software released this week by browser-maker Mozilla does something unique: it provides a real-time visualization of who is tracking your movements online. The software is called “Collu...
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I don't know, I'd like to know what companies are following me online.
 
Sounds scary, but I tend to think this is the new normal. As individuals many of us even invite this kind of tracking through sites like Empire Ave. As in politics the real issue is transparency. It is a huge relief to see that is being addressed at least via Firefox, but I'd like to see the same thing done in chrome. It will be interesting to see if this motivates more people to use Firefox. I think it could be a big selling point for their service if enough people take online privacy seriously.
 
Thanks for that share :) Good to know :) edu
 
I've been using a combination of OpenDns + hostman + ghostery for ages. I only allow the companies I choose to track me. It's hilarious, Facebook always thinks I'm on a new unknown device in Missouri. Loving it.
 
reg, i love raw story. they're always on top of the real news. big brutha is a bit much, no? thanks for sharing...
 
yes it's scary but really, did you expect anything less?
 
So! Lets play and have fun, and confuse the shit out of them:)) Group Hug!
 
I'm sure you'll have access to security setting, right? A little? Thanks on sharing the article!
 
I hope they are using chololate chip cookies, because I love them. Now, to figure a way to get at them to eat. :)
 
I spent 5 years as an ID theft analyst...scarey, but not surprising
 
Not using Firefox here but this does make me curious... If there would be a Chrome extension that would do this I'd definitely check it out. Is anyone aware of something like that?
 
Yes the longer we go, the more in depth the watching will be.
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