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Creative destruction

February 16th, 2012 6 comments

There are days when I just hate society, capitalism, …, and sometimes I have a bad day 😀
Today is one of the latter once.

The mission was to stop facebook from tracking me. The solution I found after a while is a nice firefox add-on, called Facebook Disconnect. I hope this extension does its job. Additionally, I disabled third-party cookies. (The “don’t track me” option in FF was already enabled.) For the record, there is also a large list of URLs of facebook available, which nerds might use to update their hosts file with nice 127.0.0.1 data. And the c’t magazine published a FAQ for privacy setting for and around facebook.

Because that was so much fun, I added the following two extensions Google Disconnect and Twitter Disconnect, too. BTW: all three extensions are written by a start-up founded by an ex-google employee and should be available for chrome and safari, too.

So, I wish all of you happy browsing without some of the global spies behind your backs.

My next project will be to find out, whether it’s illegal to tape “security”-camaras, or not. I have already a few targets, e.g. in front of my apartment, in the office kitchen, subway (the fast food), german buses, streets, … These black hemispheres are contaminating my privacy.