We’ve built a simple browser extension that warns you anytime you visit a site with Google tracking code running in the background.
See for yourself just how hard it is to use the internet without falling into Google’s surveillance net:
Unlike Google’s services, this extension doesn’t save, collect, or report any data.
The open source code can be viewed and inspected, and it is easy to delete when you are done.
Google's Surveillance Web:
An offer you can't refuse
It’s no secret internet giants like Google collect your data when you visit their sites. That’s the deal—you get to use free software, they get to collect all your data to target you with ads.
But what if you decide you don’t like this bargain? Google claims you can stop whenever you like. For a decade, it’s told Congress that “Competition is a click away.”
That’s just not true. In fact, it’s virtually impossible to avoid using Google’s services if you want to use the web—something the company deliberately obscures.
To learn how, we’ve created a browser extension—the Google Surveillance Detector—that shows you whenever Google is monitoring you online. We’ve also created a step-by-step explainer showing how to quit using Google. Spoiler: it’s way harder than you imagine.
Google is Inescapable
When most people think of “Google Services”, they think of the Google Search engine, or Gmail, or Google Maps. But Google’s tentacles stretch far beyond its own sites. In fact, 80% of all the sites you visit on the internet have Google services running in the background, collecting your data and sending it back to Google.
Each time you visit the IRS, The New York Times, your child’s school website, or even the White House site, you’re using a Google service. These “stealth” services include:
WHEN DID I CONSENT TO THAT?
ANDROID USERS HAVE EVEN LESS PRIVACY
Big brother is watching you—everywhere
THE GOOGLE SURVEILLANCE DETECTOR
See for yourself just how hard it is to use the internet without falling into Google’s surveillance net. When are you using Google services and when is Google collecting your information? The answer may surprise you.
Unlike Google’s services, this extension doesn’t save, collect, or report any data. The open source code can be viewed and inspected, and it is easy to delete when you’re done.
See how long you can surf the internet before running into Google’s web. Can you make it a whole day? Can you make it even one hour?
Then ask yourself: Is Google being honest when it says “Competition is a click away?”