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Lyq: Leak Your Query

- Know What Google Knows -

GENERAL INFORMATION

Lyq (Leak Your Query, pronounced as leak) is a micro "unintentional" blogging tool that tweets (leaks) what you've searched automatically. It is a Google Chrome Extension, and after you've installed Lyq, it discloses your search query every your search at various services such as Google or Bing. Everyone can know what information you needed, where you wanted to go, or what you thought, that previously only your search services could know.

Do NOT use this extension unless you know what you are doing with it. You will face serious security risks.

Supported Search Services

Lyq extracts a search query from the following search services:

USAGE

The Lyq icon next to the address bar works as a toggle switch and you can turn on/off Lyq by clicking it. When it is turned on, it tweets your search query.

Optionally you can add a hashtag and/or a shorten URL to the search result. Go Options page to enable them. To open the options page, right click on the Lyq's icon or select Extensions from Tools menu.

WARNINGS

Lyq may leak any hidden URLs. Some web services achieve privacy protection by hiding URLs and it is expected that you do not disclose them (e.g. Google Calendar and Google Maps).

INSTALL

Get the latest package from Chrome Web Store.

After the first installing of Lyq, it is required to sign in Twitter to authenticate Lyq. Please follow the instructions displayed in newly opened tab and sign in to a Twitter account that you want to post your queries.

When it is authenticated, no more signing is needed until you sign out explicitly (click "sign out" at the option page).

Source Code

Source code repository of Lyq can be found at:

https://github.com/fukuchi/lyq

TODO

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Lyq uses the following softwares:

I heavily referred the source code of Silver Bird by Cezar Sá Espinola. Many code snippets are taken from it.

LICENSE

Lyq is released under the BSD-style license.

Copyright (c) 2009, 2010, 2011 Kentaro Fukuchi
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
  2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
  3. Neither the name of the University nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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