It’s your data. Use it for a change.
How it Works
Set Up a Profile
Tell us about yourself, if you want to.
After you install the Mozilla Rally add-on, currently available for Firefox, we'll ask you to provide optional demographic data. This information helps us understand the composition and representativity of the Rally community. How much you disclose is up to you, and we’ll always ask your permission before we share any information with a research collaborator.How we collect your data
Join a Study
Find the study that’s right for you, then let your data do the work.
Each study has a clear focus, unique data needs, and specific goals. Before you enroll, we’ll tell you exactly who we’re working with, which data is being collected, where it’s going, and how it’s being used. Once you’re enrolled, Rally will do its thing until you tell it to stop or the study ends.How we use your data
Stay in Control
The Mozilla Rally icon will appear on the Firefox toolbar.
Use it how you want to. When you select the icon, you can update settings, enroll or drop out of studies, or even choose to leave Rally entirely. No hard feelings—participation is entirely up to you. We’re never collecting anything without you telling us to do so.How you own your data
Local newspapers are essential in the chain of democratic accountability, but changes in the economics of how news is produced, delivered and consumed threaten their survival. This project measures your engagement with news from different outlets in response to newsworthy events at the local and national scale. The results will help build our understanding of how the modern news environment works, and which alternative funding models for local journalism may be feasible.
Key Data Collected
- On specific news websites: the full URL of the website you are on, the full text of the article you are reading, the size of ads on the article’s webpage, and the amount of time you spend browsing and playing media
- On news aggregators, search engines, and social media websites: the domain (no webpage information) of the website, and the amount of time you spend browsing and playing media
- All other websites: the amount of time you spend browsing and playing media (no domain or webpage information)
In Collaboration With
We collaborate with trusted institutions that abide by our values and align with our vision for the future. All to ensure you’re putting your data in the hands of people you can trust to amplify your impact while protecting your privacy.