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Mozilla releases a privacy tool for Facebook users

Written by Matti Robinson @ 28 Mar 2018 1:30 User comments (1)

Mozilla releases a privacy tool for Facebook users Facebook has been under quite a volley of fire recently, thanks to the Cambridge Analytica controversy. Now Mozilla has revealed a new tool to prevent privacy violations.
The world's largest social media company has been tracking its users in myriad of ways, some of which are more nefarious than others. For example, with cookies Facebook has managed to store data on websites its users visit.

Mozilla is branding their web browser as the solution to the privacy breaking madness, and has released a new tool it calls the Facebook Container Extension. As you might imagine it is an extension for the company's Firefox browser.

The extension prevents Facebook from tracking you when you are browsing other sites. This obviously doesn't affect usage within Facebook or even when using Facebook buttons outside the site, such as the like or share buttons, which will be tracked and sold, just like everyone should expect by now.

You can find Facebook Container Extension from Mozilla's web store and if you are new to Firefox and would like to give it a go amidst all the privacy concerns, head to our software section to download it.

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128.3.2018 20:21

What about F.B. Purity?
They have been around for a wild now.
fbpurity.com/

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