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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Blocking Facebook Connect/Graph

Browsing the web and you hit a site that displays your friends list, or suggests you 'like' this page because xyz of your friends also do.

Never paid that much attention until my g/f today mentioned my friends appear on sites she looks at. Of course they do! WTF did I never consider this.

Not that we have that type of secret relationship but when I started digging into Facebook connect, or now graph as it seems to be the more I hated it.

I'm way late to this party but to block this:

  1. Install AdBlock - https://getadblock.com/ & pay this guy money, its a great product!
  2. Create some filters to block access to the connect URLs
http://dev.mathiasbaert.be/misc/facebook-connect-opt-out.html

and/or add these to the filter list:
facebook.com^$domain=~facebook.com|~facebook.net|~fbcdn.com|~fbcdn.net
facebook.net^$domain=~facebook.com|~facebook.net|~fbcdn.com|~fbcdn.net
fbcdn.com^$domain=~facebook.com|~facebook.net|~fbcdn.com|~fbcdn.net
fbcdn.net^$domain=~facebook.com|~facebook.net|~fbcdn.com|~fbcdn.net
Thats it.