Facebook Web Tracking [rej]

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Facebook Web Tracking [rej]

Post by hashbrowncipher » Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:41 am

Logged-in Facebook users will also be transmitting information about their travels around the net to Facebook servers whenever they visit a page deploying the Like button, regardless of whether they actually click that button or not. Facebook also plans to transmit user data to some web services ahead of their visit — so that when you visit the site, it’s “instantly personalized.” In practice, this means that if you are new to the music site Pandora, they’ll have a custom station waiting for you based on the music you’ve liked in your profile.
http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2010/04/ ... comes-web/

It doesn't seem that either EasyList or EasyPrivacy are doing anything about this, so I wrote up these rules. They are perhaps too expansive, but they're a good start.

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facebook.com^$domain=~facebook.com
facebook.net^$domain=~facebook.com

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Post by MonztA » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:30 am

You filter would block this widget thingy on the right: http://www.gamestar.de/community/

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Post by e80 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:01 pm

Don't forget fbcdn.net if you want to block facebook entirely.

I don't think this is EasyList material though.

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Post by bee » Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:04 pm

Facebook is for very stupid people!!!!!!!!!! :idea: :idea: :D

I've the following filters: :idea:

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api.facebook.com^
connect.facebook.com^
they seemed to work so far!!!!!!! :D :D but maybe you're right :-? also facebook.com^ should be added!!!! :D :D :D :D :idea:

bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D
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Post by Michael » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:10 pm

People who publicly announce their personal details on such social networking sites should realise that their online activities can be monitored by the domain. To avoid this, the user should simply log out of their account.

If there are any items that specifically track the user I will consider adding filters for them to EasyPrivacy.

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Post by bee » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:57 pm

Also: :idea: :idea:

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facebook.com/plugins/*
has to be added to your personal filters!!!!!!!!! :D :D :idea: (if you aren't blocking facebook.com^ already!!!!!! :idea: :idea: :idea: :D )

bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
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Post by Guest » Wed May 05, 2010 8:09 pm

Michael wrote:People who publicly announce their personal details on such social networking sites should realise that their online activities can be monitored by the domain. To avoid this, the user should simply log out of their account.

If there are any items that specifically track the user I will consider adding filters for them to EasyPrivacy.
Err, non registered users are also tracked by facebook, so this is a site that should be added to easyprivacy?!

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Post by Michael » Wed May 05, 2010 8:39 pm

In what manner are users tracked by Facebook? Which items are responsible?

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Post by primexx » Wed May 05, 2010 10:32 pm

I just noticed that Engadget has a box at the side which displays facebook activities. I think these third party info-sharing things should be blocked by Easy Privacy.

I googled the ^ character but still don't quite grasp what it does. I'm assuming that OP's filters blocks everything from facebook that's not on facebook. would the other filters listed be necessary then?

Could someone please help write the filter(s) that blocks all of facebook on everything except facebook?

Thanks!

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Post by Michael » Thu May 06, 2010 6:01 am

Information on the usage of the "^" character in Adblock Plus filters is available at https://adblockplus.org/en/filters#separators.

In order to block Facebook everywhere except on the domain itself the following filter will be required:

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||facebook.com^$third-party

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Post by bee » Thu May 06, 2010 7:43 pm

Hi!!!!!!! :D yeah!! :D
so, this is so far the list of filters to use against facebook: :biggrin: :idea: :idea:

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facebook.com/plugins/*
api.facebook.com^
connect.facebook.com^
static.ak.fbcdn.net^$domain=~facebook.com
facebook.com^$third-party
new suggestions are welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :idea: :idea: :D

bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
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Post by primexx » Thu May 06, 2010 11:04 pm

thanks Michael.

I'm now using:

facebook.com^$third-party
fbcdn.net^$domain=~facebook.com

hopefully it's sufficient

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Post by Michael » Fri May 07, 2010 5:03 am

The second filter should be fbcdn.net^$domain=~facebook.com. Alternatively, fbcdn.net^$third-party would have the same effect.

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Post by bee » Fri May 07, 2010 11:12 am

Michael wrote:The second filter should be fbcdn.net^$domain=~facebook.com. Alternatively, fbcdn.net^$third-party would have the same effect.
i ain't sure about that :roll: at the beginning when i used $third-party the filter wasn't working, because the images hosted there are loaded from another domain (facebook.com instead of fbcdn.net), this is why i managed to do the job using $domain=~facebook.com :D :D :idea:

bye!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D
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Post by Michael » Fri May 07, 2010 3:44 pm

My mistake, sorry; the third-party option wouldn't work.

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Post by x » Wed May 19, 2010 8:39 pm

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||facebook.com^$third-party
||facebook.net^$third-party,domain=~facebook.com
||facebook.com^$third-party is not enough.
Your browser would not try to connect fbcdn.net if you add these.

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Post by SunBloq » Sat May 22, 2010 12:17 am

I'm sorry for being so old and archaic -
but how can I block the facebook ad/link on Discogs' release pages??

http://www.discogs.com/release/79963

I don't even get how one is to enter the addresses you mention.
Filter list? Black list?

ps. I use Chrome...

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Post by SubBloq » Sat May 22, 2010 12:24 am

..^^..it appears as if Facebook creates a specific link for every release/page update
= the ordinary Ctrl+Shift+K is rendered useless..

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Post by Hubird » Sat May 22, 2010 12:27 am

This is probably not the right place to seek help as all the people here are Firefox + Adblock Plus users...

Chrome ad block is and entirely separate project not supported or created by the same people.

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Post by SMT » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:10 am

why is it it uses easylist what is different other then the UI.

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Post by Hubird » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:17 am

SMT wrote:why is it it uses easylist what is different other then the UI.
I don't think the adblockers for chrome support the same (as many) switches and filter options as ABP. And at the time of writing I don't think they (chrome ones) actually "block" content, rather they hide everything.

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