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Mozilla -- Introducing Collusion
Mozilla ^ | March 1, 2012

Posted on 03/01/2012 2:58:07 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Discover who’s tracking you online

Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers.

(Excerpt) Read more at mozilla.org ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: firefox; mozilla; webrowser; webtracker; webtracking

1 posted on 03/01/2012 2:58:15 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: ShadowAce

fyi

I have not tried this.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 2:59:32 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All

There is an interactive demo.


3 posted on 03/01/2012 3:04:24 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Commenting on this so I can find it easily when I get home from work. This might be interesting.


4 posted on 03/01/2012 3:05:03 PM PST by christx30
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Easy to install, scary to watch.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 3:11:40 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I will check it out ...

I recently loaded DoNotTrack+ from http://abine.com

It is an add-on for both IE and Firefox. It shows and allows blocking of trackers.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 3:12:30 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
What it looks like, it opens in a tab within FF:Photobucket
7 posted on 03/01/2012 3:16:24 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BM for later


8 posted on 03/01/2012 3:19:33 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the post. I am trying this tracking blocker called “ghostery”. seems to work well.

http://www.ghostery.com


9 posted on 03/01/2012 3:23:25 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bkmk


10 posted on 03/01/2012 3:35:35 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for posting this!


11 posted on 03/01/2012 3:35:51 PM PST by spankalib (The Marx-in-the-Parks crowd is a basement skunkworks operation of the AFL-CIO)
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To: dynachrome

Ghostery rocks for seeing and blocking tracking software.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 3:38:05 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’d like to hear more feedback before installing.


13 posted on 03/01/2012 3:38:52 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: TomGuy

Thanks!


14 posted on 03/01/2012 3:40:33 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

9 out of 10 times it seems to be google. Wonder who they pass it on to?


15 posted on 03/01/2012 3:43:21 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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bump for later review.


16 posted on 03/01/2012 3:43:33 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

bfl


17 posted on 03/01/2012 3:48:05 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Something I would like to see is a “hacked cookie editor”, that would be able to examine cookies and alter data in them.

It would also have to edit flash cookies that can only be deleted by the Adobe settings manager website.

http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager07.html


18 posted on 03/01/2012 3:48:53 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: kosciusko51

I installed it but not quite sure where to watch or how to watch it...


19 posted on 03/01/2012 3:49:10 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: kosciusko51

ah, figured out how to watch it...now for the scary part....


20 posted on 03/01/2012 3:59:03 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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21 posted on 03/02/2012 4:23:42 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I installed it and visited several sites.

My Collusion graph is still empty. I'm not being tracked.

22 posted on 03/02/2012 4:32:00 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

mARKED FOR LATER,,,,thanks


23 posted on 03/02/2012 4:43:17 AM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BTTT.. thanks Ernest. the blocking info sounds interesting


24 posted on 03/02/2012 5:04:04 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: dynachrome
9 out of 10 times it seems to be google. Wonder who they pass it on to?

I never accept google analytics cookies. I hope it helps at least a little.

25 posted on 03/02/2012 8:17:24 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: ShadowAce
Hmmm...do you use Google at al?

Or do you allow cookies at all?

Womder just exactly HOW "tracking " is implemented.

Maybe it is only for Windows.

26 posted on 03/02/2012 10:42:09 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: TomGuy

Thanks for adding that to the thread.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 10:43:31 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: dynachrome

Thanks for adding the info.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 10:45:49 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
Looking around....used Bing....found this:

Welcome to StatCounter - Visitor Analysis for Your Website

**********************************EXCERPT******************************************

3 Steps to Get Started:


29 posted on 03/02/2012 10:57:22 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wish Mozilla would rewrite the Camino Browser to optimize it for the new Apple OS


30 posted on 03/02/2012 3:25:31 PM PST by tubebender (I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wait, what?

FR cookie reporting to Photobucket?

And this is with Ghostery fully enabled.

31 posted on 03/02/2012 4:11:25 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: dynachrome

very interesting on who is tracking what on a web site


32 posted on 03/02/2012 4:22:46 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

BFL! Thanks!


33 posted on 03/02/2012 6:17:07 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: martin_fierro

Ghostery blocked it, or the photobucket spot would have a red ring.

The output graph has been interesting to watch just today.


34 posted on 03/02/2012 8:58:14 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Never Again! Except for the next time.)
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To: Professional Engineer

It kept crashing FF under Linux. < |:(~

Had to uninstall.


35 posted on 03/02/2012 9:31:05 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Here's the liberal "Occupy" site:

Yeah amazing what hypocrites they continue to be day in and day out.

huffington post website cookies and trackers collusion

36 posted on 03/03/2012 8:21:03 PM PST by NoLibZone (Buffet proves calls for more taxes is to buy votes,not reduce deficits.He pays less than Bush rates.)
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