USA Today uncovers Facebook tracking: we stop it

Facebook is more than a social network. It’s a tracking system.

The secret’s out:  Facebook tracks you everywhere you go online for 90 days, even when you’re logged out, even if you’re not a member.  USA Today’s Byron Acohido shared the story today.

We hate to say we told you so, but we did:  we blogged about this problem over a month ago–not once, but twice–and we talked to the New York Times’s Riva Richmond about it in her story, “As ‘Like’ Buttons Spread, So Do Facebook’s Tentacles.”

Meanwhile, we’ve been making an awesome browser add-on that solves the problem of Facebook (and other sites and companies) tracking you.  It’s time to stop hoping that Facebook has your best interests in mind when it comes to privacy–it doesn’t.  That’s why we made Do Not Track Plus.  You can still use Facebook and click “share” buttons, but you’ll limit sharing with the people you want, when you want.

Learn more about how it works here.

The benefits of Do Not Track Plus.

Do Not Track Plus:

1.  Blocks Facebook & others from tracking you by default

2.  Still lets you use Facebook & social sharing buttons

3.  Is easy to use, simple, and unobtrusive




3 comments shared on this article:

  • Jude says:

    Sounds like fun, but I’d need more information before “trying it for free”, for example, how long, how I’d cancel if I didn’t want to buy, and how much it would cost if I decided to buy the product.

    • Sarah Downey says:

      It’s a 1-year free license. Because it’s a browser add-on, you can just uninstall it if you don’t want to use it.

  • Jude says:

    Never mind, I found the information on another page. Cheers.

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