posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 04:22 PM
reply to post by MrMaybeNot
Thanks for posting this, it just goes to show how pervasive Facebook has become. I joined in 2007 and it was a really cool site at that time, but
since then it has become Big Brother's best friend. I have no doubt this was the end goal from day one, I just didn't know it then. Their cute
little "Like" button has now infected the internet like a cancer that I wish I could destroy.
I logged into FB a few days ago, first time since 30 Nov last year, and it took ages to load with all the ads and God knows what else was loading (I
have to use IE as my Firefox will not load at all, even when I allow all my security addons to run FB). I'm seriously thinking of sending an email to
all friends and saying I'm done with it. I hope this BS audio recording etc. isn't integrated into their website now. I unplug my webcam when not in
use, so I'm ok with it, but what about the average Joe.
For those of you who want to browse safer, and see where FB is trying to track your web browsing habits, my advice is to try
, then get the following Addons:
NoScript gives you the option to allow any scripts on a webpage to load, before it just automatically does. Ghostery is brilliant in my opinion as it
lists all 3rd party tracking cookies and blocks them on webpages, and BOY is FB blocked A LOT! Collusion will show you how all your websites that have
been visited are sharing your data.
I also disallow all cookies in FF options, only allow the ones I deem necessary in my exceptions list, like banking.
It's become ridiculous how much BS one has to do nowadays just to browse safely. Anyway, enough of my rambling, thanks for your post OP it is much
appreciated. The next thing we will have to worry about is the SMART TV BS and how that is going to affect us.....