We are the Mozilla team who have been working on Lightbeam for Firefox---coming at you LIVE from the Mozilla Festival. Ask Us Anything.
We are the Mozilla team who have been working on Lightbeam for Firefox. We're here at the Mozilla Festival in London (www.mozillafestival.org) where we just launched Lightbeam for Firefox.
Lightbeam for Firefox is an add-on which aims to educate users about privacy on the web by creating an interactive visualization of what third party sites are loaded by the sites you visit, in real-time.
You can download it here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/lightbeam/
Mozilla is a global non-profit community of technologists, thinkers and builders, working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We're best known as the creators of the web browser Firefox.
We've been here at MozFest all weekend brainstorming and hacking the tech and curriculum to help educate users about what privacy on the web means. We're happy to take your questions on all things privacy, user data, Lightbeam, Mozilla, MozFest and more.
Our usernames are
AlexFowler Dethe mmmavis ixscribble ericita22 alinah
Ask us anything.
Lightbeam for Firefox: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/lightbeam/
Blog post on Lightbeam and Privacy: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2013/10/25/lightbeam-for-firefox-privacy-education-for-users-open-data-for-publishers/
Blog post about why we care about privacy: https://blog.mozilla.org/privacy/2013/10/23/were-more-than-the-sum-of-our-data/
More about why Mozilla cares about privacy: https://mozilla.org/privacy
More about Mozilla in general: https://www.mozilla.org/mission
Watch us participating LIVE in this AMA from MozFest on Air Mozilla: https://air.mozilla.org/lightbeam
That's a wrap!
Thank you all so much for taking the time to come ask us questions. We have to get back for the MozFest demo night, but if you want to help out or get involved in our work, go to http://www.mozilla.org/contribute/
The Lightbeam team will continue to come back and answer questions over the next week.