Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

I use 2 very simple adblock plus rules that deactivate all of facebook outside of the facebook website. Simple and straightforward and works fine for me.

It might not be enough, though :D

Something like, for FireFox, IIRC:

And for Chrome, I think it would become:

Edit: adding the rules

If you're a Firefox user and you'd rather whitelist known good actors, than blacklist known bad actors, as per this example. Install the RequestPolicy addon.

I got pointed to this addon in a past discussion about FB here on HN and I can fully support this recommendation.

Would you mind sharing that rule?


I guess EasyPrivacy one of the in built filter in ad-block plus already does that. Correct me if i am wrong.

I thought that, but with EasyPrivacy, I still have the facebook comments on TC, but not with that rule.

Maybe I did something wrong...

EasyPrivacy rules can be seen here: https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easyprivacy.txt

Search that for 'face' and you'll find only 4 rules that would apply, and those are about removing pixel trackers whilst leaving content intact.

The rules above remove content, which is just as well as anything a pixel tracker can do content could do. Which is where the current paranoia level seems to be.

There's also the Antisocial filter, which removes social widgets.


It has many filters for Facebook, and I can clearly see, for example, the one for Facebook Connect.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact