Facebook Container - Get the "F" Out

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mhwelsh
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Facebook Container - Get the "F" Out

Postby mhwelsh » 11 Mar 2020 09:06

I have received an offer from Firefox for what appears to be a Facebook and it's associates blocker.

There is nothing I would like to add more.

I operate vanilla flavoured Solydxk 10 systems will they melt if I add the blocker?

Or what plans are there to put it in the repositories?

"reply-fe891172716d027a70-100_HTML-544378688-1065730-86@e.mozilla.org"


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ilu
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Re: Get the "F" Out

Postby ilu » 11 Mar 2020 13:12

The link in your post is an email adress? And what do you mean by "received an offer"? I'm not sure what you are talking about.

The recommended way to block facebook and others is to blacklist them in uBlock origin. There's even a preconfigured list you can chose ("fanboys social").

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Re: Get the "F" Out

Postby mhwelsh » 11 Mar 2020 13:19

So we built the Facebook Container extension. It keeps FB out of your business when you're not in their app. Not on FB these days? It works with Instagram, FB Messenger and Workplace, too.
Get Facebook Container
And possibly;
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefo ... iner-addon


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Re: Get the "F" Out

Postby ilu » 11 Mar 2020 14:19

The Facebook Container addon has been present since 2018. Why are they advertising it now? Strange. Anyway, people who regularly use social networks - and log in! - should definitely use it.

But the addon is useless for everybody else. Why have a container for something you never use? Just use fanboys (anti-)social list or block those sites completely with uBlock. That's why Facebook Container will not come preinstalled with SolydXK. We only preinstall addons that we think are absolutely necessary for everybody.

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Re: Facebook Container - Get the "F" Out

Postby mhwelsh » 11 Mar 2020 16:08

Fair enough - unnecessary advertising blurb.

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