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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Turning the tables on Big Brother: Now internet users can watch who is spying on them in blow against Google's new snooping policy

Now this is fun - Mozilla/Foxfire has an 'anti-Google' add on that allows folks to know who is watching them.

Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, has unveiled a new add-on for the popular web browser that gives web users an instant view of which companies are 'watching' them as they browse. The move comes the same week that Google pushed ahead with its controversial new privacy policy, built to provide even more data for Google's $28 billion advertising business - despite concerns that the massive harvesting of private data might be illegal in many countries. The Collusion add-on will allow users to 'pull back the curtain' on web advertising firms and other third parties that track people's online movements, says Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs.

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