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[liberationtech] Trackography

Anne Roth annalist at
Mon Jan 5 12:55:37 PST 2015


Tactical Tech has launched a project on online tracking, "Trackography",
last week at the 31st Chaos Communication Congress (31c3):

The video of the talk by Maria Xynou and Claudio Agosti is already

Trackography is part of the MyShadow project ( and
aims to increase global transparency about the data collection industry.
You can find more about the project here: and explore Trackography through the
following link:

Some tips how to reduce tracking: and some highlights based on
the data that were collected

It's an open source project that illustrates which companies track us
when we read the news online, where our data travels to and how our data
is handled everytime we access a media website within a period of time.

In particular, when we access media websites Trackography shows:

1. the companies that track us
2. the countries which host the servers of these media websites
3. the countries which host the servers of tracking companies
4. the countries which own the network infrastructure required to access
the servers of media websites and tracking companies
5. information about how some of the prevailing tracking companies
handle our data

The global data industry has been very opaque until now. Trackography
was developed to not only increase transparency about the data
collection industry, but to also start a discussion on unseen and
unconsented data collection and on the politics of data.

Learn how to help track the trackers here:

Trackography on Twitter: @trackography_
Contact the team by email: trackmap at

Disclaimer: I'm not with Tactical Tech any longer but was and as such
involved in the first steps of the project last summer

Jabber: _anne_ at

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