There are so many tracking servers the links of which are often embedded in various websites in order to track your web browsing behavior. As you browse the internet, this code creates what is called a tracking cookie using which your browsing data can be monitored and shared with third-parties.
Mozilla has taken a different approach and is now offering the users directly to share their web browsing data through an extension called Mozilla Rally. It is a simple Firefox browser extension that allows people to contribute their browsing data to make the internet a better place for all. Since the users themselves share this data, there is no user privacy violation. This collected data is securely shared with researchers and journalists working to understand privacy issues and online problems.
If you also want to share your browsing data with these researchers, then you can also install Mozilla Rally extension in your Firefox web browser. Here is how it is done:
- First of all, install Mozilla Rally add-on in your Firefox web browser from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mozilla-rally/.
- After the installation, you will see a flag icon in the Firefox toolbar. You can click on this icon and it will take you to create a new Mozilla Rally account. You can create a free account using your Google account or using any email address.
- Once you have created a Mozilla Rally account, you are all set. You will now be sharing your browsing data with the researchers running various projects.
So this is how you can contribute towards a better world in the future. You do not have to do anything extra as you would be browsing the internet just like you have been browsing for years. But now your user data will be put to good use by responsible organizations.
You can find more about Mozilla Rally by visiting https://rally.mozilla.org/.