Collusion / Col·lu·sion

Word Of The Day: Collusion

I was watching Video of the month on and Gary Kovac’s talk on internet trackers did cause me some panic. He suggests that we are being watched/tracked by exponentially increasing sites whenever we surf the web.

He promotes a program or app called Collusion. I first thought I heard Collision, which means the impact of separate bodies of matter crashing into each other whilst going on separate trajectories.

Collusion however was a word I have not heard of or read before. So here’s what I’ve found :


[kuh-loo-zhuhn]  Show IPA


1.a secret agreement, especially for fraudulent or treacherous purposes; conspiracy: Some of his employees were acting incollusion to rob him.
2.Law . a secret understanding between two or more personsto gain something illegally, to defraud another of his or her rights, or to appear as adversaries though in agreement:collusion of husband and wife to obtain a divorce.

WikipediaCollusion is an agreement between two or more persons, sometimes illegal and therefore secretive, to limit open competition by deceiving, misleading, or defrauding others of their legal rights, or to obtain an objective forbidden by law typically by defrauding or gaining an unfair advantage

Collusion as a product/add-on that is released by Mozilla (Firefox) , The product supposedly tracks the Trackers themselves by showing you particle-like visuals of each site’s trackers. Whether you would find it useful or not, it does feel a little uncomfortable to have your stalkers so…explicit.