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How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:52:12 PM »
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Most people don't realize that Facebook (FB) can continue to monitor their internet activity, even if they are no longer logged into the site.

Using "Facebook Connect," and other social plug-ins, Facebook is able to set up a cookie on any site that has a "Like" or "share" button, giving Facebook access to a startling amount of user information. Technically, the purpose of these plug-ins is to authenticate users, but it still has the ability to collect personal information such as the IP address of your computer, browsing data, outside login information, phone numbers, etc.

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Re: How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 02:58:45 PM »
and this is why facebook is blocked in my browser on all except facebook itself :D
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Re: How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 04:06:27 PM »
I hear ya, AK! 
Soooo many people don't realize THE EXTENT Facebook collects info on their users...AFTER the person leaves the website. 
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Re: How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 07:49:36 PM »
I get all kinds of crap from people because I don't use FB.

It is teh ebil of teh intarwebs.

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Re: How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 08:33:31 AM »
I get all kinds of crap from people because I don't use FB.

It is teh ebil of teh intarwebs.

LOL!  You mean I'm NOT the only one on the planet who's NOT in FB?  YAY!!!!!!  I'm not alone!   funny2
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Re: How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 12:05:13 PM »
I don't either. GOOD (ie: expensive ones that REALLY know what they're doing) IT experts all shake their heads in amazement over people using FB. It's nothing but a hackers/thieves' paradise. People on there will give out such IMPORTANT information, and it all starts with giving out their real names and locations.
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Re: How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 07:59:50 AM »
and this is why facebook is blocked in my browser on all except facebook itself :D

How do you do that? Tell me quick!

 I hate facebook.  The only reason I keep it, is it's the only way I can stay in touch with my niece.  She doesn't e mail and I don't text, so I am forced to communicate with her via facebook messaging.

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Re: How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2012, 01:15:42 PM »
Add these three rules to your AdBlock Filter List under "Ad Blocking Rules"

*.facebook.net$domain=~facebook.com
*.fbcdn.net$domain=~facebook.com
*.facebook.com$domain=~facebook.com

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