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Author Topic: How to stop Facebook from using your browser history  (Read 1097 times)

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How to stop Facebook from using your browser history
« on: June 22, 2014, 03:42:37 PM »
For those of you that frequent Facebook (or any of a bajillion other sites)

How to stop Facebook from using your browser history (via Digital Trends)

For those that just want the link to opt-out and not the article: http://www.aboutads.info/choices/

Not sure if this actually *works*, but I know that according to the site, I had 27 ad companies using my browser history...

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Re: How to stop Facebook from using your browser history
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 04:12:39 PM »
With all the FF AddOns I don't see a History "backup and delete" then restore later.  Not that all the sites don't peek anyway.  :)

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Re: How to stop Facebook from using your browser history
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 07:26:23 PM »
Since when can sites read browser histories?  :o

https://developer.mo..._the_browser_history

As far as I'm aware, the most useful information is ".length", and you can only ".go(-3)", but not ".getUrl(-3)" or anything like that. But "go()" isn't useful for knowing history.

Or is this all just compiled from ad company cookies/data?
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Re: How to stop Facebook from using your browser history
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 07:52:53 PM »
Since when can sites read browser histories?  :o

https://developer.mo..._the_browser_history

As far as I'm aware, the most useful information is ".length", and you can only ".go(-3)", but not ".getUrl(-3)" or anything like that. But "go()" isn't useful for knowing history.

Or is this all just compiled from ad company cookies/data?

Not sure... it was news to me too.