Visualizing Lightbeam

Emily Carr University of Art + Design teamed up with the Mozilla Foundation to improve the visualization design of Lightbeam, an experimental add – on for Firefox that allows you to see the third parties that have connected themselves to your online activity. Goals for the project included making it easy for people to make sense of their own browsing data, to expose relationships between websites and third parties – which normally remain hidden – and ultimately to give people the tools to make their own decisions about their online privacy.