This is an add-on for Firefox that helps to visualize sites that may be tracking you around the internet. The add-on is available from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightbeam/.
If you only want to see the demo, you don't need any of these; all you need is a modern browser.
First, install the Mozilla Add-on SDK if you haven't already, and activate it in a command line terminal.
cd addon-sdk source bin/activate
Then, check out the Collusion repository and enter it (do this where you want the Collusion directory, not in the addon-sdk directory):
git clone git://github.com/mozilla/collusion.git cd collusion
This will start Firefox with a temporary profile that has Collusion installed. Just click on the Collusion icon at the bottom-right of the browser window to open the web front-end.
At this point, any changes you make to the web front-end simply require reloading the tab containing it. Changing the add-on, however, will require quitting Firefox and running
cfx run again.
The following software is bundled with the repository and doesn't need to be manually obtained.
Contained within the repository is a JSON file listing all public trackers on the internet. It came with the TrackerBlock add-on.
All files that are part of this project are covered by the following license, except where explicitly noted.
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