Sunday, December 2, 2007

How to Block Facebook Beacon using Mozilla Firefox

Last week our class discussed the privacy concerns surrounding Facebook Beacon, which was launched November 6th.

Here's a link from WikiHow on how to use Firefox to completely disable Beacon.

Eventually, like the News Feed, Facebook is going to come up with their own way to permenantly opt-out (or how about even an option to opt-in??). In the meantime, Firefox users can make sure their data isn't being mined and sent out using BlockSite.

Has anyone tried this? Let me know how it went for you!

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kimrennin said...

Is anyone else really annoyed by the new targeted ads in the left column? How many times a day to I need to be reminded that my abs are non-existent? How many girls in their underwear does my teenager have to see every day? My son and I did some research and here’s how to block all the bothersome ads on Facebook. This is quite easy to do if we’re using Firefox - just use the Firefox add-on called Adblock Plus and add a few custom filters. How to block Facebook ads within the Firefox browser.
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