Collusion for Chrome Shows You Who’s Tracking You on the Web, As You Browse

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Dev HOWTO

  1. Fork this repository.

  2. Switch to your working directory of choice.

  3. Clone the development repo:

    git clone [email protected]:[username]/chrollusion.git

In Chrome

  1. Go to the wrench menu > Tools > Extensions.
  2. Check Developer mode then press Load unpacked extension… .
  3. Find your working directory.
  4. Under chrollusion.safariextension, select chrome.
  5. To test after you make a change, be sure to expand the extension listing then press Reload.
  6. Push your changes.
  7. Send us pull requests.

In Safari

  1. Go to Develop > Show Extension Builder.
  2. Click + then select Add Extension… .
  3. Find your working directory.
  4. Select chrollusion.safariextension.
  5. Click Install then Allow.
  6. To test after you make a change, be sure to click Reload then Allow.
  7. Push your changes.
  8. Send us pull requests.

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License

Copyright 2012, 2013 Disconnect, Inc.

This program, including portions developed by Mozilla (see their license), is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

What does that graph mean?

The sites surrounded by a blue circle are the ones you’ve already visited. The ones surrounded by a red circle are the tracking sites. The gray circles represent sites that may track you. Some sites may have given your information away to the other sites (that you didn’t even visit). To identify those culprits, simply mouse over to the sites icons that you previously visited. Those gray lines you see that connect some of the circles will light up to display a web of connections between these sites.

In a way, this extension is an eye-opener! It brings us into the harsh reality of the internet where true privacy is pretty much zip.

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