- Realtime privacy snapshots of the social web


Today, I'm launching Netograph, a new privacy-related site that I've been hacking on over the past few months. The goal of the project is to provide you with a quick overview of the privacy picture for a URL, before you've clicked on the link. At the moment, Netograph scans Reddit, Hacker News, Pinboard, Delicous and Digg - links on these sites should show up within a few minutes of submission.

For more details, head over to There you will also find Firefox and Chrome browser addons that let you view the Netograph report for a URL instantly with a right-click. Enjoy!

What's next?

This is just the first step. As I hinted in a previous post, the most interesting results from Netograph are likely to come from aggregating and cross-correlating the data for individual URLs. I'm already hard at work on this - the next iteration of Netograph will aim to shine some light on the sometimes shadowy network of third-parties that track and analyze nearly every URL we visit. I will also be publishing some interesting tidbits from this data corpus on my blog as I go along, so watch this space.