Rather than stop using a service you find valuable, we think you should have tools to limit what data others can obtain. I just hope it keeps going! When you install it, you will continue to be able to use Facebook normally. Is Facebook Container available on mobile? All Facebook activity will automatically take place in that tab, and the rest will be outside, blissfully unobserved. The difference is that it will be much harder for Facebook to use your activity collected off Facebook to send you ads and other targeted messages. Instead, it gives users tools that help them protect themselves from the unexpected side effects of their usage.
That means Facebook will not be able to use your other web activity to send your targeted advertising. However, those accounts are more permanent, and you have to use a different browser window for each one of them. Makes me wonder if misery is not far more factual than I would believe it is. However, single-purpose tools like this are useful because they allow people to limit some data-sharing activity, without having to take the drastic step of deleting Facebook. How do I use Containers for other websites? With this update the extension isolates your data from Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger into a separate container making it harder for for them to track your activity on other websites via third-party cookies.
While all this controversy does not seem to have hurt Facebook , there has been pushback of sorts. This prevents Facebook from associating information about your activity on websites outside of Facebook to your Facebook identity. If that is the case, that site will not be opened in the Facebook container but outside of it. These consumers have little faith that service providers can secure it. After signing-in, you can use Facebook as you usually do.
The larger a site or service is, the more pull it has when it comes to online tracking. This post is also available in: Tags: , Browse fast. This Add-On offers a solution that doesn't tell users to simply stop using a service that they get value from. How to use it 1. Affected Facebook features Facebook Container prevents Facebook from linking your activity on other websites to your Facebook identity. When you install the extension in Firefox, all your Facebook cookies get deleted and you are logged out of Facebook. Container Tabs The basic concept for this already exists:.
First published March 27, 6 a. Is Facebook Container available in other languages? According to a , the organization had identified the need to block social tracking cookies on third-party website a long time ago, and had been working towards creating such a tool for a while, but accelerated the development of the software in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which it says has intensified the demand for privacy and security tools on the internet. Instead, it gives users tools that help them protect themselves from the unexpected side effects of their usage. Everytime a major news regarding security and privacy headlines people begin to release addons for that. The color of the tab will be blue in that case.
This capability is something Facebook has been able to do for a long time. When you click on a non-Facebook link, that link will open outside of the Facebook container. There are other available to help consumers with these issues today, as well, including the anti-tracking extension , ad including those bundled with browsers like , and more. This makes it harder for Facebook to track your activity on other websites via third-party cookies. The next time you open Facebook you will notice that it opens in the Container, indicated with a blue icon and the name Facebook in the Firefox address bar. Announced on today, a new add-on for the Firefox browser has been launched called.
I have nothing to delete, but I hope that as many people as possible get back their lives and their privacy. If it is disabled, click Enable to activate it. Facebook Container is for Firefox desktop only. You can add some of your own, and choosing the right ones is, like in cooking, the secret of many marvels. Use and enjoy Facebook normally.
If you don't, however, want to give up pictures of your friends' pets, there are plenty of precautionsÂ you can take toÂ , and Mozilla just releasedÂ a new, super-simple one. Among other assertions of browser power: Brave Software's ; for sites that overuse them; Apple's ; and Firefox has a new and is that try to get us all to subscribe to newsletters, take surveys and redeem coupons. Our extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts. That's a notable change after the industry's Do Not Track effort failed to let us tell websites when we don't want to be tracked. No philosophy there, only out-of-the-box thoughts inspired, or triggered by a topic. Facebook should be shut down. To work around this, copy and paste this link into your address bar:.