Friday, 22 July 2022

Facebook has started to encrypt links to counter privacy-improving URL Stripping

quote [ Since it is no longer possible to identify the tracking part of the web address, it is no longer possible to remove it from the address automatically. ]

URLs are getting messier.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by Paracetamol@1:19pmGMT]

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gendo666 said @ 3:00am GMT on 25th Jul
This is interesting as I use a little app that tries to get rid of all of Facebook's "sponsored posts" as well as make a lot of other things a lot more user friendly on PC's.
Facebook is constantly rolling out newer and newer versions which are also trying to "massage" as much data out of their users.
I suspect it will reach a point where the app maker will just give up and I will abandon FB.
Wulf said @ 11:02am GMT on 25th Jul
Really, what are you waiting for? If you see a loophole that you can slip through they are working to close it, or they will as soon as they can. Start walking now. I haven't logged into my account in years and I'm totally fine not being mined for data or being bombarded with "targeted ads" trying to coerce me into buying shit I don't want. Either that or join the app team and fight for the resistance.
Paracetamol said @ 7:05pm GMT on 25th Jul
something similar happened w/ aggressive Instagram blockers 1.5 years ago.

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