Firefox extension keeps Facebook from tracking you on the web

28 Marcha, 2018, 02:17 | Author: Misty Newman
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In addition, websites that allow you to create an account or log in using your Facebook credentials will generally not work properly.

A new browser extension called the "Facebook Container" lets Firefox users isolate their activity on Facebook to Facebook.com, making it more hard to track users' actions elsewhere on the web.

Mozilla has built an extension for its Firefox browser that can "contain" all of Facebook's tracking and stop its trackers from following you outside of that container and around the web. The posts you like and the comments you leave on the platform will likely continue to be monitored for the foreseeable future.

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When the add-on is enabled, Firefox will, in theory, keep your browsing behavior isolated from Facebook. Because Containers store cookies separately, you can log into the same site with a different account in each Container, and online trackers can't connect your browsing in one container to another. Mozilla said that it's been working on the technology for several years already, noting that it accelerated its development in response to what it called a "growing demand for tools that help manage privacy and security", according to a statement issued by Mozilla today.

Those rules led to political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica collecting the information of more than 50 million Facebook users without express permission to do so. When you click on a Facebook link on an external site, it loads into the container, and if you click on an outside link on Facebook, it loads into your regular browser window. The type of data in the recent Cambridge Analytica incident would not have been prevented by Facebook Container. That means Facebook will not be able to use your other web activity to send your targeted advertising.

Mozilla launched a new extension that blocks Facebook from tracking users around the web. That code can identify a Facebook user, collect information about what they interact with on the page and show interest in and help advertisers better direct their content for the user. But there are also a number of other steps you can take to limit your exposure, and our friends at iMore have put together a pretty handy guide on how to make sure you're keeping your Facebook data as private as possible.

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