Mozilla’s new extension is very useful for every user, allow them to manage different parts of their online life without intermingling their accounts. To help Firefox users have more control of their data on Facebook, Mozilla has created the Facebook Container Extension.
Mozilla has created an extension for its Firefox browser to restrict Facebook from collecting data from your Internet usage beyond the social media site.
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Mozilla says the extension may limit Facebook functionality on other websites using embedded Facebook comments and Like buttons in order to reduce Facebook’s ability to associate users with those pages.
When you install this extension it will delete your Facebook cookies and log you out of Facebook. The next time you visit Facebook it will open in a new blue-colored browser tab (aka “container tab”). In that tab you can login to Facebook and use it like you normally would. If you click on a non-Facebook link or navigate to a non-Facebook website in the URL bar, these pages will load outside of the container.
When you click on any Facebook Share buttons on other browser tabs it will load them into the Facebook container. You should know that when you’re using these buttons information will be sent to Facebook about the website that you shared from.
If you use your Facebook log in detail to create an account or log in using your Facebook credentials, it may not work properly and you may not be able to log in. Also, because you’re logged into Facebook in the container tab, embedded Facebook comments and Like buttons in tabs outside the Facebook container tab will not work. This restricts Facebook from associating information about your activity on websites outside of Facebook to your Facebook identity. So it may look different than what you are used to seeing.
There’s a lot of valuable information in your social data. It’s necessary to regularly review your privacy settings on all sites and applications that use it. The EFF has useful advice on how to keep your data where you want it to be, under more of your control.
original article: Facebook Container Extension: Take control of how you’re being tracked