Lightbeam: an experiment on Firefox


This week’s assignment was browsing Firefox for 20 minutes while using the Lightbeam add-on. According to Wikipedia, “Lightbeam (called Collusion in its experimental version) is an add-on for Firefox that displays third party tracking cookies placed on the user’s computer while visiting various websites. It displays a graph of the interactions and connections of sites visited and the tracking sites to which they provide information”.

The results are as follows. Quite fascinating, I must say!



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