Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Firefox extension ‘Facebook Container’ limits tracking →

From the Mozilla blog:

This extension helps you control more of your web activity from Facebook by isolating your identity into a separate container. This makes it harder for Facebook to track your activity on other websites via third-party cookies.


When you install this extension it will delete your Facebook cookies and log you out of Facebook. The next time you visit Facebook it will open in a new blue-colored browser tab (aka “container tab”). In that tab you can login to Facebook and use it like you normally would. If you click on a non-Facebook link or navigate to a non-Facebook website in the URL bar, these pages will load outside of the container.

Sounds like a great alternative for those who can’t or won’t get rid of their Facebook. This won’t protect you on mobile, though, where I assume most of Facebook’s traffic comes from.