How private is your internet browsing?

Well I missed posting a blog entry on Saturday, but I will make up for that now.

Recently I started using Firefox, due to an error which I experienced in the Google Chrome browser and after the bug in Chrome was fixed I continued using Firefox. And then one day Firefox released a plugin called Lightbeam.

Up until that point I was not aware that sites were able to track who you are, and what other sites you are visiting. Each site that you visit put’s its tracking cookie on your computer, and then when you move on to other websites those websites can access the tracking cookies and link back to the other sites you have visited.

Look here at a screen shot of how I am tracked on the internet:

Lightbeam Screen Shot

So from that screen shot it should make you aware that all the sites you are viewing are all connected to each other. You can see that literally all the sites are linked to either FaceBook or Google, and FaceBook and Google are linked to each other.

So the question is, do we need to worry who is tracking us?