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Author Topic: Logging out of Facebook is not enough  (Read 4830 times)
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« on: September 25, 2011, 08:43:17 AM »

I don't know if the technicalities are right, but it looks plausible, sadly:

http://nikcub.appspot.com...of-facebook-is-not-enough

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But logging out of Facebook only de-authorizes your browser from the web application, a number of cookies (including your account number) are still sent along to all requests to facebook.com. Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit. The only solution is to delete every Facebook cookie in your browser, or to use a separate browser for Facebook interactions.

Via Hacker News.
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 09:51:26 AM »

Sad

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should, but it does mean that someone will...

I wonder if cookie blockers will make a comeback...
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2011, 10:29:59 AM »

That's why I use Facebook Disconnect

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Facebook is notified whenever you visit one of the more than one million sites on the web that use Facebook Connect and has a history of leaking personally identifiable information to third parties.

Turn off the flow of your data to them!

Facebook Disconnect blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Facebook servers, but still lets you access Facebook itself.
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2011, 11:21:19 AM »

Yet another reason to avoid Facebork.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2011, 11:30:17 AM »

So does that mean that everyone knows that the site I visit most after DC is Vivid.com? tongue (Just kidding - it's NSFW.)
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2011, 12:13:26 PM »

That's why I use Facebook Disconnect
Quote from: Chrome
Sorry, we don't support your browser just yet.
You'll need Google Chrome to install apps, extensions and themes.

Download Google Chrome
Extensions > Social & communication > Facebook Disconnect

Should it really help to install Google?  undecided

Anyway, public information:

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Facebook Disconnect triggers a warning because the extension has to inject JavaScript into every page you browse to disable the component Facebook links.
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« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2011, 12:27:24 PM »

Hmm...Logging off may not be enough. But abandoning Facebook completely is still a viable option. smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2011, 01:07:13 PM »

But abandoning Facebook completely is still a viable option. smiley

As would not creating a profile cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 08:20:46 AM »

http://www.zdnet.com/blog...tracking-allegations/4044

I don't know .. somehow I still don't have a warm and fuzzy feeling undecided.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 11:08:00 AM »

I have the whole "apps" platform disabled in facebook, because I don't use it and I see it as a security risk. When visiting a lot of pages, I get a "you must have the facebook social platform turned on to view this box" kinda things... also when logged out.
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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 11:35:33 AM »

Hmm...Logging off may not be enough. But abandoning Facebook completely is still a viable option. smiley

+1 - But then again I've got a 12-pack and a big bowl of popcorn waiting for November 5th...  cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2011, 11:52:04 AM »

http://uncrunched.com/201.../10/01/brutal-dishonesty/

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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2011, 02:32:01 PM »

Wonderful, short and to the point cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2011, 08:00:54 PM »

I'm glad I finally deleted my Facebook Account. I wonder if I still need Facebook Disconnect. . . undecided
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 10:21:42 AM »

Facebook security hole allows viewing of private photos - I think essentially, no matter what security label you stick on stuff be it private or public, never post anything that you do not want to be public undecided.
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« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2011, 10:42:33 AM »

I wonder if incognito mode in Chrome is enough?  I only visit facebook to play a game that's not outside of facebook...  embarassed
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« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2011, 12:44:42 PM »

http://donottrackplus.com/

http://donottrackplus.com/giveaway.php
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