Thunderbeam-Lightbeam for Chrome

Thunderbeam-Lightbeam for Chrome

Thunderbeam-Lightbeam for Chrome uses interactive visualizations to show users the relationship under third parties.

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What is Thunderbeam-Lightbeam for Chrome?

Thunderbeam-Lightbeam for Chrome is a featured Chrome extension by Rachel_hxh. This extension has 14,359 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.50, and is most similar to Who is Tracking Me and TrackingObserver. The latest version, 3.1.2, was updated a year ago.

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Rating: 4.50 (6)
Version: 3.1.2 (Last updated: 2021-10-05)
Creation date: 2020-06-29
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • <all_urls>
  • tabs
  • cookies
  • downloads
Size: 1.37M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
[We are working on the new extension to protect your privacy with GDPR: Please feel free to try our new extension:]

- Thunderbeam starts recording connections as soon as it's installed.

- To start visualizing your online interactions, open a new tab, navigate to a site, and then check back to the Thunderbeam tab.

- Thunderbeam is used for our research study. If you consent, and only if you consent, your browser data will be used for research. Please note that even for those who consent, no personal data belonging to the users will be used (and data is hashed to prevent re-identification); any data collected will be used only for the purposes of non-commercial research, and all data will be deleted after the research project completes.

- The code behind our plugin is completely open source on github for your inspection. We are happy to receive your feedback (pull requests/issues etc):

- Our sincere thanks to the original version of thunderbeam, which is from Firefox (no longer supported, as of October,2019):

- Our thanks also to any users who choose to support us by sharing their data. Your work is contributing to our research. Here are some papers published by our study:
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Risk impact

Thunderbeam-Lightbeam for Chrome requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Thunderbeam-Lightbeam for Chrome if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Thunderbeam-Lightbeam for Chrome has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Used to work well, but now it does no longer open, and I get a pop-up saying it has closed down. It then does not restart. Enjoyed it before, would love for it to work again.
by Birgitte Wandall Birgitte Wandall, 2022-08-14

Fantastic tool, eye opening to see just how observed and tracked we are!
by Yan-Maurice McNiven Yan-Maurice McNiven, 2021-04-09

great to transfer this to Chrome, and FF's seems to stop services
by Yongnan Chen Yongnan Chen, 2019-10-25
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