Graphic Icons Simplify Privacy Policies For Web Users
Mozilla and Disconnect.me are experimenting with creating an iconography for websites that makes it easy to understand what online surfers are agreeing to when they browse.
Web users can install a browser plug-in, available for now only on the Firefox browser made by Mozilla. Once the plug-in is installed, visited Web sites will be marked with a series of icons summing up their privacy terms. The experiment is part of a nascent movement by privacy advocates to educate Internet users about the spread of their personal data online and to offer tools that allow them to control who sees what.