Archive for Mai, 2011

Paranoia 2.1

Samstag, Mai 7th, 2011

Following the latest coverage on Facebook’s iframe button tracking capabilities (even when not clicking it or being logged in) – which were evident beforehand, but had to be brought to general awareness by the yellow press – here come three simple lines of Adblock Plus configuration, which make browsing the web a little „safer“ for all those concerned. That is, as long as you don’t want this to ever work, because you are neither active Twitter nor Facebook user.

Custom blocking rules:

*api.twitter.com/1/urls/count.json*
*twitter.com/widgets/tweet_button.html*
*facebook.com/plugins/like.php*

The incident has yet again proven – just because you are paranoid, does not mean that they are not follwing you…