Mozilla Launches Facebook Container Extension which Blocks Facebook From Tracking Your Web Activities

Mozilla Launches Facebook Container Extension which Blocks Facebook From Tracking Your Web Activities

Be safeguarded with the new Mozilla Firefox Extension that blocks facebook from tracking your web activities. The unveiling of the new extension was made this week after the data leak from Cambridge. The Mozilla extension name is called Facebook Container.

The Facebook Container extension essentially hides users’ Facebook identity when they browse other websites. It creates a blue-coloured browser tab that isolates a Facebook session from the rest of the user’s activity on the browser. Due to this new feature, Facebook will be unable to collect data from the sites that you visit, and target you with related ads.

Mozilla Launches Facebook Container Extension which Blocks Facebook From Tracking Your Web Activities

With the new Container extension, Mozilla says that it “does not collect data from your use of the Facebook Container extension. We only know the number of times the extension is installed or removed.”

Notably, if you use your Facebook accounts to log in, like posts, or comment on external websites, you will not be able to do so if you install the Facebook Container extension. Mozilla says in a blog post, “This prevents Facebook from associating information about your activity on websites outside of Facebook to your Facebook identity.” It added, “So it may look different than what you are used to seeing.”

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Once you install the Facebook Container extension, it deletes your Facebook cookies and logs you out of the platform. Now, when you visit Facebook, the website opens in a new Blue-coloured browser tab or “container” tab. Here you can login to Facebook normally. Once you click on a non-Facebook link or navigate to a non-Facebook website in the URL bar, the pages load in another tab.

However, if you click on a Facebook Share button in another tab it will load them within the Facebook container tab.

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