Fabebook Extensive Tracking (and how to thwart it)

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  1. newcastlefan

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    About that Facebook tracking thing … · 2014-06-25 17:12 by Ben Williams
    You’ve likely heard that Facebook is extending its tracking. On June 12 the company said in a blog post that it would expand its tracking to “include information from some of the websites and apps you use.” This means that if you’re looking around the web for a certain product, Facebook will be there to know that it should target ads related to that product back to you.

    The issue has been predictably contentious, not the least of which because Facebook decided to stop honoring Do Not Track. To their credit, however, the social media giant provided users with instructions on how to opt out of tracking. But that approach relies on a cookie, which means: you’d have to apply it to every browser on every device you own; it may expire when you least expect it; and if you clear out your cookies you have to reapply.

    But … we’ve got you covered: you can disable all social media buttons with Adblock Plus.

    If you do not want Facebook peering into your browsing habits, just enable the social media tracking blocker in Adblock Plus. To do so, click the link that says “open this dialogue,” whereupon you will see the following screen. Now just click the Add button to apply the preloaded filter list.

    Go here and add the Social Media Filters: https://adblockplus.org/en/features#socialmedia
     
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    I'm not on Fabebook.
     
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    this is the link to the original article: https://adblockplus.org/blog/about-that-facebook-tracking-thing
     
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    others are
     
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    I don't find that option on Chrome.
     
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    I can't thwart it.
     
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    Meh. Seems futile to me.
     
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    adblock is available for chrome
     
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    Hi Vroggy
     
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    I have adblock plus but there is no option for blocking social media.
     
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    you have to add the filters to it
     
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    you're under a microscope socially, politically, and in your chosen profession.

    You're stuck bubba.
     
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    I may be a slow adult but I don't have a good attention span either.
     
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    I resent FB marketing me because i use their system that i cannot not use because too many of my friends and their kids use it.
     
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    Grow a spine and stop doing what faceless corporate entities expect you to do because it's convenient.
     
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    Fuck that! faceless corporations pay me too well. FB is not one of them so i do not want them to market my data.
     
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    I hate Facebook.
     
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    I share your opinion.