Google Alarm: Firefox add-on

Submitted by net-art on Thu, 08/12/2010 - 00:10

Google is collecting a lot of data about how we use the web. The new Google Alarm Firefox addon visually & audibly alerts you whenever your personal information is being sent to Google servers.

Launch: Google Alarm

Google Alarm was developed by Jamie Wilkinson during FAT Lab's "FUCK GOOGLE" week in Berlin, Germany during transmediale 2010. Thanks to Evan Roth, Tobias Leingruber and Aram Bartholl for advice & assistance.

Even outside Gmail and YouTube you are constantly sending Google your information through their vast network of “tracking bugs”: Google Analytics, Google AdSense, YouTube embeds, API calls… all of this data can be used to monitor & track your personal web browsing habits.

Google Alarm shows notifications, plays sound effects and keeps running stats about the % of websites you’ve visit with Google bugs present. Stay alert

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