Now you can spy on big brother and see how he likes it!

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  • Free Collusion add-on shows which companies watch as you browse
  • ‘Real time’ illustration of marketing companies snooping
  • Unveiled as Google shifts privacy policy to enable more advertising
  • Mozilla aims to share data with privacy campaigners

Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, has unveiled a new add-on for the popular web browser that gives web users an instant view of which companies are ‘watching’ them as they browse.

The move comes the same week that Google pushed ahead with its controversial new privacy policy, built to provide even more data for Google’s $28 billion advertising business – despite concerns that the massive harvesting of private data might be illegal in many countries.

The Collusion add-on will allow users to ‘pull back the curtain’ on web advertising firms and other third parties that track people’s online movements, says Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs.

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