By this point of internet history, we have to come to terms with the fact that accessing the web involves sharing our information whenever we get accessed to any of the websites. Mozilla thinks that we can do better, so it is launching Rally, this will be the best data-sharing platform and a plugin, the company has claimed all this about Rally. In addition, the company has said that this is the first of its kind in the browser space. With the help of Rally, Mozilla will be making a case for an equitable market for data. This means that every party will be treated fairly and people will understand the importance of their data.
Furthermore, Rally will allow all the users to share their data with scientists and sociologists studying computers. They all will be from a single Princeton University and will understand how people find, consume and share the news about politics and COVID-19. Apart from this, Stanford University will be examining the economics that is needed for a more sustainable news landscape.
Mozilla said the core focus of this initiative is to enable unprecedented studies that hold some of the major online services accountable. In the end, the company has also decided to release WebScience- this is a toolkit that will let the researchers create standardized browser-based studies on Rally. As per the claims, we got to know that WebScience promotes data minimization. This is the process of limiting the data collection to only the information needed for some specific reasons. Ergo, at present Rally today is available to Firefox desktop users only over the age of 19 in the US.