Noiszy for Chrome
More About Noiszy
Whatever you do online, you leave digital tracks behind. These digital footprints are used to market to you - and to influence your thinking and behavior.
Congress has voted to allow ISPs to collect and sell your online information without your consent.
Erasing these footprints - or not leaving them in the first place - is becoming more difficult, and less effective. Hiding from data collection isn't working.
Instead, we can make our collected data less actionable by leaving misleading tracks, camouflaging our true behavior.
We can resist being manipulated by making ourselves harder to analyze - both individually, and collectively.
We can take back the power of our data.
Noiszy is a browser plugin that creates meaningless web data - digital "noise."
It visits and navigates around websites, from within your browser, leaving misleading digital footprints around the internet. Noiszy only visits a list of sites that you approve, and only works when you turn it on. Run Noiszy in the background while you're working, or start Noiszy when you're not using your browser, and it sends meaningless data to these sites for as long as you let it run.
This meaningless data dilutes the significance of your "real" data, by creating a campaign of misinformation. You become more difficult for an algorithm to understand, market to, or manipulate. You can outsmart the "filter bubble".
To use Noiszy:
Open a new tab.
Click the Noiszy icon.
Choose the sites you want Noiszy to randomly browse, and click Start.
Noiszy randomly chooses from your list of sites. Then, every minute or so, it randomly chooses from and clicks on links within those pages, choosing only onsite links that don't open new windows. After about 2-5 onsite clicks, Noiszy randomly chooses another site from the list, and repeats the process. This continues (even when your tab is in the background) until you close the tab or click Stop.