New Firefox/Chrome extension gives you visual representation of all sites that track you

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posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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I ran across this awesome tool today and just thought I'd share it. This is a new extension for Firefox and Chrome that gives you a visual representation of all tracking sites that try to mine your information and the shows the connections between them. Anyone who has any concern for how their personal data is pillaged and shared across tracking sites and ad servers should get this app immediately, IMO.

From the description:


Visualize the invisible websites that track you. Thousands of companies and organizations secretly collect your personal data when you use the web, creating a shadow web of connections between sites you go to and trackers you probably never heard of. Collusion for Chrome graphs the spread of your data from sites to trackers, in real time, to expose these hidden connections. Instructions: Browse the web as usual. The toolbar icon will animate if the graph changes. Click the icon to see the graph. Or watch the embedded video.


In addition to showing you all the connections between tracking sites, it allows you the option of blocking any of them you choose. I already have most ad servers blocked in my hosts file, but not all tracking sites are ad servers, so this goes a step further.

Firefox version: www.mozilla.org...

Chrome version: chrome.google.com...




posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:31 PM
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is this safe?


how do i know its not some kind of scam to virus up my computer?


what if the extension ITSELF, opens up the portal to being tracked better by these scumbags, because they specifically want to track those who don't want to be tracked?
edit on 12-5-2012 by SoymilkAlaska because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:35 PM
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Its safe ! Go to add ons in firefox and search !
Its kosher !


Peace



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by ProRipp
reply to post by SoymilkAlaska
 


Its safe ! Go to add ons in firefox and search !
Its kosher !


Peace



sure THEY would say its safe, but is it Really Really safe, because "they" would obviously want to trick the people.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:43 PM
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Seriously? Theres probably been about 20 threads about this already... Stop flag whoring and use the search



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Yes i use it here is copy paste of what mine is telling me

Do Not Track PlusSpread the word
[Click to allow trackers on this site] abovetopsecret.com
No social networks found here.
2 ad networks tracking you: 2 blocked
4 companies tracking you: 4 blocked
Marvelous! Your all-time total is:
94,840 blocked
Abine.com | the Online Privacy Company
| How DNT+ works | Settings | Say Hello
[You are protected because DNT+ is already installed!]



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 09:52 PM
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This has all ready been posted before. You should edit your thread and post all the firefox block addons. Their are dozens of usefull blocking and information tools.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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trying it out now as,
thank you very much,
when people have simple tools to see how they are tracked maby they will decide that
ITS NOT IN THEIR BEST INTEREST NOR FOR THEIR BENIFIT


xploder

ATS has lots of tracking going on lol



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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The last Free AVG antivirus update added something called "AVG do not track."

It's showing/blocking google anylytics, and I never even use google...

That's the only one on ATS I have found, but I bet other websites are worse.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:11 PM
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Thank you, that's a cool program.
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posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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Excellent! Thanks for sharing that. That would be interesting to see
for hoots ang giggles and all. Probably a closing window on that too, as you know
that if there is any validity to it at all, It will be absorbed
by Landrau.

I.E. If you are not of the body, you will be absorbed.

Link : www.youtube.com...
edit on 12-5-2012 by Wildmanimal because: accuracy
edit on 12-5-2012 by Wildmanimal because: spelling mess



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:12 PM
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Now that's a nifty little program.

It said youtube knows I'm now being tracked with DNT


Haven't even been to youtube yet.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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thanks for posting op.

most of you will be surprised when you see how many sites are tracking you daily.




posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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how would it be possible to block the grey websites? it doesn't give that option, and it makes me angry.



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 12:31 AM
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Originally posted by SoymilkAlaska
how would it be possible to block the grey websites? it doesn't give that option, and it makes me angry.


I replied in your separate thread about this
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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 04:08 AM
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Is this what you are referring too?

(Top Right Corner)






I don't think there is anything wrong with it, it's actually a good feature. It shows you who or what company is tracking your site data.

All I have seen on ATS so far is Google tracking.

In the latest version of Chrome is comes standard, i'm not sure about Firefox though..

edit;

Wait sorry that is the AVG version.. duuh
I'll get back to you on the Chrome version
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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 05:34 AM
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thank you. Very interesting app this should be fun.



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 05:46 AM
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Do Not Track PlusHow DNT+ works
Blocking tracking abovetopsecret.comAllow Site
1 social network tracking you:1 blocked
2 ad networks tracking you: 2 blocked
4 companies tracking you: 4 blocked
5,000
Enjoy! Your all-time total is:
20,182 blocked
Abine.com | the Online Privacy Company
| How DNT+ works | Settings | Say Hell

ive had it a while now


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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 05:47 AM
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Seriously, would you people STFU about the reposts and just stop clicking them. I hadn't heard about this, it being reposted was useful to me. Some of us, don't spend our entire lives on this website. Go outside or something.



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 06:16 AM
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Thanks mate!





 
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