Mozilla Launches ‘Facebook Container’ Extension To Block Facebook Tracking
Such tracking practices are considered by many to be invasive, but are not to be confused with the recent controversy surrounding Facebook. In 2014, the company’s data privacy rules allowed for app developers to collect data from the friends of Facebook users without explicit permission.
Those rules led to political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica collecting the information of more than 50 million Facebook users without express permission to do so. Facebook has since closed the loophole that allowed that behavior, but still collects plenty of user information.
Facebook Container is not a solution to all data collection, but it can restore a bit of user privacy as a person browses the internet.
To install the extension, install the Firefox web browser and visit the Firefox Add-Ons page for Facebook Container. Click the “Add To Firefox” button and the extension will go to work blocking Facebook’s tracking methods.
Original article from: www.msn.com