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Why "Colussion" is brilliantly named

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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."
If you are not paying for something... you, the customer, are the product being sold.
-- Andrew Lewis , Mozilla.
I am very eager to see how this evolves given that things like Adsense, no less, belong  to Google, and Google (i believe, and please correct me if I am wrong), is one of Mozilla's biggest, erm, how to put it, "sponsors". Will Chrome get a similar feature? I am very veruy curious. This might be the biggest White Rabbit I've seen in a long time.

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(Anonymous)
Mar. 1st, 2012 08:26 am (UTC)
Tracking the Trackers
I'm using Ghostery with Chromium. I think there's a Firefox version available, too.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 1st, 2012 08:59 am (UTC)
Does that go for mozilla too?
I don't pay for firefox or any other open source software. How does that make me the product?
amayita
Mar. 1st, 2012 10:18 am (UTC)
Re: Does that go for mozilla too?
I think the issue is services such a websites. I don't feel like this applies to free software. You get equally tracked no matter what browser you are using (free or propietary).
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