“When governments collect data we call it surveillance, but when companies do the same, we mistakenly call it user services”Marek Tuszynski.
We mean websites which cover the news, are of public interest and which are regularly updated
Every country has its own media websites which are visited by individuals from that specific country
We compiled lists of media websites for each country we examined and distinguished between global (e.g. theguardian.co.uk), national (covers the entire nation), regional (covers a region) media websites and blogsThe creation of such media lists requires local knowledge - which is why we need you to collaborate with us!
Our script is designed to:
curl https://trackography.org/countries ["CAN", "SAU", "CHE", "AUS", "GBR", "IDN", "NGA", "GRC", "IND", "PHL", "IRL", "UKR", "BRA", "ISR", "ITA", "SYR", "GTM", "DEU", "MEX", "PSE", "KEN", "HRV", "ZAF", "ESP", "PAK", "KHM", "THA", "RUS", "URY", "SWE"]30 countries
Number of countries we have media lists for: 40
github.com/vecna/trackmap/verified_media$ ls | wc -l 40
Number of media websites: 3,242
github.com/vecna/trackmap/verified_media$ grep http * | wc -l 3242
Number of media included in every test: 54
github.com/vecna/trackmap/verified_media$ grep http ../special_media/global | wc -l 54
What does Trackography show when we select media websites?
As for the arcs?
They are based on the interception of HTTP connections which are redirected to other servers and subsequently injected with a browser exploit or tampered with a download on-the-fly
The media servers of developing countries are hosted in the datacentres of developed countries
Ukraine ♡ Russia
Check it out: Ukraine: Pradva & Vesti
Tracking changes across time, but more importantly, it changes depending on the location of the client!
When we access media websites, third parties track us and create profiles about us - which may or may not be accurate
Third party trackers (a.k.a tracking companies) engage in (one or more of) the following:
...did you access Der Spiegel to read about U.S attacks on crypto?
Guess who else was watching...Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security , The article compared to the Spiegel homepage
We collected the following fields of data from the privacy policies of some of the globally prevailing tracking companies:
Largely conditional because in some cases:
|Types of tools||Tools for Firefox||Tools for Chrome|
|Blocks third party trackers||Privacy Badger, AdBlock Plus, Ghostery and Disconnect||Adblock Plus, Ghostery and Disconnect|
|Blocks third party scripts||NoScript||ScriptNo|
|Blocks cross-site tracking||RequestPolicy and Priv8|
|Sets opt-out cookies||Beef Taco|
|Clears your browsing history||Click&Clean||Click&Clean|
|Visualises third party trackers||Ghostery and Disconnect||Ghostery and Disconnect|
Is your country missing from Trackography?
Contribute by helping us create or review your country's media list and please pull request.
When the media list is ready, run the collection script
wget https://github.com/vecna/trackmap/blob/master/setup.sh && sh ./setup.sh cd trackmap ./perform_analysis.py -c NAME_OF_YOUR_COUNTRY
pub 3200R/0x94E7EF47 2014-08-05 [expires: 2015-08-30] Key fingerprint = ABC2 7639 5EE3 3245 A0A1 3973 40E2 6C25 94E7 EF47 uid TrackMap project <firstname.lastname@example.org> sub 3200R/0x504DEBDF 2014-08-05 [expires: 2015-08-30]
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