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Lightbeam allows you to ‘track those who track you online’

from 21st Century Wire:

Designers at Mozilla have developed a way for you to watch the those that watch you…

Lightbeam is a firefox tool designed to give you access to who’s been watching your web browsing behaviour, giving users the ability to track third party companies tracking them.

Is this a move towards greater transparency on the web?

More from the post below…

When your browser landed on this article, it didn’t just talk to the friendly servers at It also made contact with Chartbeat, a company that helps us understand where else you’ve been on the Web, and how you’re interacting with the site. Your browser also connected to a personalized news applet called Trove, various marketing plug-ins and a social bookmarking service run by a company known as AddThis.

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