Tracking the trackers (TED lecture by Gary Kovacs)

May 27, 2012

As you surf the internet, 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 in this TED lecture, it is your right to know what data is being collected about you and how it affects your online life. He unveils a Firefox add-on to do just that. 

Gary Kovacs is the CEO of the Mozilla Corporation, where he directs the development of Firefox. 

[I am] not even two bites into breakfast, and there are already nearly 25 sites that are tracking me. I have navigated to a total of four.

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