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KnowMore Firefox Extension

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You Can Now Download The KnowMore Extension Here!
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The Knowmore Firefox Extension won 2nd prize ($15,000) at the NetSquared Conference! Thank you to the NetSquared community for your support!!!


KnowMore.org's revolutionary Firefox extension alerts you to the social and environmental impacts of brands, products, and companies as you browse the web. Check out our awesome features below!

Contents

MAJOR FEATURES:

The Knowmore Firefox Extension has THREE major features.

Company Website Alerts

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When you visit the websites of unethical companies -- you will automatically be alerted to issues ranging from Worker Rights, Human Rights, Political Influence, Environmental Issues, and Business Ethics. Click here to see which companies are currently included in the extension.

Integration with Major Search Results: (Google, Yahoo , Live, and Ask.com)

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Now, when you search for brands, companies, and products on your favorite search engines -- Knowmore's intuitive issue specific icons will show up next to the relevant company's URL in search results.

Note: The icons represent: Worker Rights, Human Rights, Political Influence, Environmental Impact, & Business Ethics. If the corresponding icon is red, this means there are significant areas of concern, if it is yellow this means the company is neutral, if green the company has been given a positive rating.

NEW: Integration with the Amazon.com Product Catalog

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We now integrate our icon ratings within specific product pages inside the Amazon.com catalog. Current integration includes Adidas, American Apparel, Apple, Chevron, Coca-cola, Equal Exchange, General Electric, Hasbro, Nike, & Pfizer.

Other Features

Google Hompepage Integration

  • When you visit Google.com, an invitation to find out more about a specific company appears below the main search box. Hit re-fresh and the company randomly changes.

KnowMore Sidebar

  • (Under Development) You can view all of the Knowmore profiles that are integrated into the extension by clicking View->Sidebar->Knowmore Sidebar. Keyboard shortcut: Alt+K.

Companies

The Knowmore extension currently creates alerts and integrates into major search engines for 30+ companies (plus their Brands & Subsidiaries.)

Note: The Knowmore.org database contains over 200 profiles of major corporations. The Knowmore community is currently in the process of reviewing and updating the rest of our profiles before making this data available in the extension.

Adidas, Alcoa, Altria, Arcelor Mittal, Apple Computer, American Apparel, Bank of America, Bayer, BP, Chevron, China National Petroleum Corp, Citigroup, Coca-cola Company, Endangered Species Chocolate, Eni S.p.A., Equal Exchange, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Hasbro, The Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Nestle, Proctor & Gamble, McDonald's, Nike, Pfizer, Target, Tesco, Wal-Mart, & Wellpoint

How It Works - Knowmore API

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The extension is powered by Knowmore's API and updates the client-side database once every 24 hours.

Knowmore's new API enables any developer to take Knowmore's corporate data and build web apps that empower consumers and help citizens hold corporations accountable. For more information, see the API documentation.

Promote

Thank you for spreading the word about the Knowmore extension!

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Get Involved

We need YOUR help! Knowmore's Firefox Extension currently integrates only about 30 companies. Our goal is to include hundreds, thousands -- and to empower millions of consumers to make purchases more in line with their values. We rely on our network of volunteer editors to create & update company profiles -- which once approved are then fed into the extension. Want to join our rock-star team? Email eric@Knowmore.org.

Donate

Knowmore relies on your donations to continue its work to hold corporations accountable and to empower consumers to vote with their dollars. Please consider supporting our cause by donating today! Click here to donate through PayPal.

License

The KnowMore.org Firefox Extension is free software and is licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

Credits

Project Lead: Joe Solomon Project Coordinator: Tom Inhaler Designers: Danny Brown Developers: (alphabetical) Dietrich Ayala, Eric Cooper, Karl Deaden, Ondřej Doněk, Seth Wagoner

Contact

For further information, to get involved, or to report bugs - please contact us at eric@knowmore.org.

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