Chrome add-on puts browsing data to good use

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While it may be controversial for government agencies to track citizens' internet use, keeping a personal web history can actually be useful for recalling past articles and links. cottonTracks is a new Google Chrome add-on that intelligently sorts users' browsing history into themed groups for later retrieval. Rather than the sober chronological list of addresses that forms Chrome's standard internet history view, cottonTracks uses algorithms to detect instances where the content of each page matches another and groups them into themed folders. For example, users who have been researching a particular subject on lots of different websites, but then get…

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