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fastcompany:

New Gmail Plug-In Tracks Cash, Political Leanings Of Your Friends And Spammers

At the Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation,  a D.C. nonprofit fighting for government transparency, unveiled a new  Gmail plugin they call Inbox Influence. The nifty little program scans public records to show you the political contributions made or  received by the people and organizations who send you emails every day.  Is your new boss a Paul Ryan-ite? Is that little “neighborhood” group  funded by the Koch brothers? Did your Match.com date write a bunch of checks to Anthony Weiner? Now you can find out!

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idlewyld:

fastcompany:

New Gmail Plug-In Tracks Cash, Political Leanings Of Your Friends And Spammers

At the Personal Democracy Forum conference in New York City yesterday, the Sunlight Foundation, a D.C. nonprofit fighting for government transparency, unveiled a new Gmail plugin they call Inbox Influence. The nifty little program scans public records to show you the political contributions made or received by the people and organizations who send you emails every day. Is your new boss a Paul Ryan-ite? Is that little “neighborhood” group funded by the Koch brothers? Did your Match.com date write a bunch of checks to Anthony Weiner? Now you can find out!

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Installed.

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  1. 3countylaugh reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    Well another nail in the privacy coffin. How’s gmail look now? I think I have to install this just to see what is on my...
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    I do not like this.
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  7. govtoversight reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    awesomeness with just a little creepiness
  8. creepingjesus reblogged this from idlewyld and added:
    Installing now.
  9. idlewyld reblogged this from fastcompany and added:
    Installed.
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