Browser Add-on
Visualises third party trackers

Basic info

Lightbeam is a Firefox add-on that allows you to view most of the third parties that track your movements across the web. It shows in real time how that data creates a spider web of interactions between companies and other trackers.


Tool type: Browser add-on
Ease of use: Easy to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot.
Open source: Yes, Mozilla Public License, version 2.0.
Encryption support: Not applicable.
Benefits: Uses interactive visualisations to show who tracks you across the internet.
Independent code audit: "None that we know of"
Cost: Free of charge
Languages: English
Compatibility: Works with Firefox Browser version. 38.0a1 and later for your computer on Linux, MacOs and MsWin
Version as of this writing:
Developed by: Atul Varma, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Ford Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Mozilla
Website: Lightbeam Add-on

Last updated: 01 March 2016


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