How can a product like "ClickTale" track my mouse movement through my browser?
ClickTale advertises that they can silently track the user's mouse movement without him knowing, meaning that mouse coordinate info is sent to the server without consent. Is it by design that a website can contain code to do that kind of thing? It seems to me like a serious breach of user privacy, they could be sending key strokes just the same...
They write on their website (http://www.clicktale.com/) : "Visitors navigate your website naturally, completely unaware they are being tracked"
What do you think?
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Not sure how often
This started when...
- Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
- Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.1
- Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Install this add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/trackerscan/
This is not a matter of protecting a certain user. The question is whether the browser publishes API for doing such things!
Install this one too: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/betterprivacy/
You keep missing the point. I want my browser to natively prevent websites from tracking and recording my sessions, I don't think most users will ever know of this, and therefore will not install add ons. That's why the browser should come with built in protection against such things.