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.
What we are working on now for Collusion includes:
- What do I do now? Usability improvements to help you take control of your browsing privacy.
- Too much data, what does it mean? Visualization improvements for when the tracker graph grows unwieldy.
- How does this compare to others? Anonymously share your tracker data with Mozilla so we can build a bigger picture of who is tracking what.
- What are the trends? A public API from the tracker database for mashups, specialized visualizations, etc. Track whether a site gets more or less invasive over time, how your favourite sites fare, and much more.
What They Know The Wall Street Journal's extensive series on tracking.
Ghostery's research blog Lots of info about various types of trackers.
Get the add-on
Weekly meetings will be Thursdays, 11am Pacific.
IRC channel is #collusion on irc.mozilla.org.
Roles (RACI Matrix)
Collusion Weekly Meeting Notes Updated weekly
Collusion Data Discussion 2012-10-09
Collusion reboot meeting 2012-08-30
News and blog posts
The original Collusion blog post by Atul Varma: http://www.toolness.com/wp/2011/07/collusion/
The Next Phase of the Collusion Project David Ascher's post
Explaining Third-Party Cookies by Heather Tsang
Cookies exposed through infographics by Sabrina Ng
Emily Carr Design Team's Tumblr blog for all things (useful and other) related to the Collusion visualization.
Web Privacy Issues
Processing: : A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists by Casey Reas and Ben Fry
If you would like to work on creating new visualizations, or modifying the existing one(s), we are working to add that facility with a workshop mode. There will be an announcement on the collusion-dev mailing list, and more information here when that happens.