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Tracking our online trackers

TED2012 · 6:39 · Filmed Feb 2012
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As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil — personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it's your right to know what data is being collected about you. He unveils a Firefox add-on, Collusion, to do just that. (Update: Collusion is now called Lightbeam.)

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Gary Kovacs is a technologist and the former CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, where he directed the development of Firefox. Full bio

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