The development of this program is sponsored by the Ford Foundation. These folks are not know for their love of Americans, liberty or human life in any way, shape or form.
They are probably using it for their own radical political and social tracking. Don’t want google to get one up on them.
I think people are getting the wrong idea...
You are already being tracked by websites...be it simple Access logs or by cookies and other info harvesters.
This does plug-in does not track you - it just represents the tracking graphically. (and reveal the “Collusion” of sites tracking you)
Example - When you visit a website - look down in the lower left...you’ll see all the surrogate info collectors flashing by in the status bar (googleanalytics, quantserve, adyeild to name some common ones) - thats the stuff you’ll see in the graph.
If you’re using NoScript or something similar - you probably will appear as untracked - (or you would hope)
If the Ford Foundation wants data - they can just buy it from google - thats how they make money(one of the ways). If anything there blowing the whistle on a lot of info harvesting that might otherwise go unnoticed.