Collusion is a new add-on for Firefox which is designed to show you how sites are recording information about you whilst you browse the web. It also reveals who is forwarding information about you to other websites. Though this information is not specifically identified, it does show a spider-graph of all the websites who are aware of your browsing. Including the ones you never even visited!
Last week I talked a bit about how the web has changed and the rise of self-publishing. Another trend on the web that has gained momentum the last couple of years is personal data tracking. People from all walks of life are jumping on the concept of documenting certain aspects of their lives. And when the web is involved, it’s not enough to document, but people want to share that data as well.