Facebook: Every Link is Tracked
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100 million Facebook pages leaked on torrent site at thinq.co.uk.
Every Link is Tracked
Fuck Facebook. Every link on Facebook is tracked. So, when you click, it goes to Facebook itself, then redirect you. And with cookies, of course they know everything you clicked, and who clicked what url of every url on Facebook.
I noticed this practically... long story long: i use multiple browsers at the same time, one with cookies on sites i have a account, and another browser for general browsing purposes. I use Google Chrome as my cookied browser, and Firefox as generic. So, when i want to see url on Facebook, i right click to copy the link, then with keyboard macros i've setup i press a button and the url is opened in Firefox.
However, with fucking Facebook links, i don't get the destination url but a Facebook page warning me about the danger. Here's a example:
The page that results from a url displayed on Facebook, by right click to copy the url then paste in a another browser.
Here's the text:
Be careful For the safety and privacy of your Facebook account, remember to never enter your password unless you're on the real Facebook web site. Also be sure to only download software from sites you trust. http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/7/28/100-million-facebook-pages-leaked-torrent-site/
To work around this, i have to actually copy the url text as shown on the page by dragging to select the text. This is a more manually labor intensive maneuver and error prone. In some cases the url isn't displayed. In general, just didn't have good experience when i want to see links linked from Facebook.
So why don't i stop using it? No, i will keep using it. That's what i do. I use you, and abuse you, in proportion to how i see you in my eyes. haha. Put in a positive light, this is called, say, raising awareness, public education, non-violent civil disobedience or unconformalism.