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Google Alarm Firefox add-on

Get notified when Google is monitoring your web browsing

The Google Alarm Firefox addon visually & audibly alerts you when your personal information is being sent to Google servers.

Even outside Gmail and YouTube you are constantly sending information to Google through their vast network of tracking bugs: Google Analytics, Google AdSense, YouTube embeds, API calls.. all of this data be used to monitor & track your personal web browsing habits.

Google Alarm shows notifications, plays sound effects and keeps running stats about the % of websites you've visit with Google bugs present. Stay alert – install Google Alarm today.

As seen on CNN (2x), NPR, Marketplace & more...

With sound
Firefox addon version 1.1; 122 Kb

No-sound version (workplace-friendly): click to install

Chrome extension now available:
click to install

No-sound version: click to install

UPDATE: Safari extension now available:
click to install

Huge thanks to Greg Leuch!
Safari 5+ required; you also need to enable extensions

(No-sound version not yet available)

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Google Alarm was developed by Jamie Wilkinson during FAT Lab's "FUCK GOOGLE" week in Berlin, Germany during transmediale 2010. Thanks to Evan Roth, Tobias Leingruber and Aram Bartholl for advice & assistance.

Source code available on GitHub:

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