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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:

  ||facebook.*$domain=~facebook.com|~127.0.0.1
  ||fbcdn.net/*$domain=~facebook.com
And for Chrome, I think it would become:

  *.facebook.*$domain=~facebook.com|~127.0.0.1
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.

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

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Would you mind sharing that rule?

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done

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

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

Maybe I did something wrong...

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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.

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

https://adversity.googlecode.com/hg/Antisocial.txt

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

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