Mozilla's Lightbeam tool will expose who is looking over your shoulder on the web

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by FreddyFreeloader, Oct 25, 2013.

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  1. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...ng-over-your-shoulder-on-the-web-8902269.html
     
  2. J_L

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    New name for Collusion? Otherwise, where's the website?
     
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    Useless dressed up to look useful.
     
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    Well you can say the same to anti-malware scanners that cannot remove, but I'll disagree since that information by itself is useful plus you have other tools.
     
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    These types of "research projects" are interesting and may shed some more light on the extent of the problem. However, we already know things are very, very, very bad and some of the worst forms of third-party tracking/sharing aren't even detectable by tools like this because they are pure server side.

    The data collection/upload feature is bound to be a significant privacy risk. One that should be well understood before use and only used under carefully controlled circumstances. Hopefully that is completely disabled by default and privacy oriented people will be hesitant to mess with it.

    Edit: Had a few moments to explore. Appears the privacy policy for this version points to the following info: https://github.com/mozilla/lightbeam/blob/master/doc/data_format.v1.1.md
     
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  7. FreddyFreeloader

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    Anybody tried out this add-on yet?
     
  8. mirimir

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    I've tried Collusion. If you don't block cookies etc, it shows you amazing networks of tracking sites. It's mind boggling :eek:
     
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    care to share some screenshots please?
    thanks
     
  10. mirimir

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    No, that would reveal too much ;)

    But here's an example: <-http://blog.mozilla.org/beyond-the-code/2012/03/16/the-importance-of-knowing-more-about-the-web/capture-de%CC%81cran-2012-03-16-a%CC%80-17-10-29/->
     
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