New Firefox Extension Builds a Wall Around Facebook

Wednesday Mar 28, 2018

Mozilla on Tuesday announced Facebook Container, a Firefox browser extension that is designed to segregate users’ activity on Facebook from their other Web activity, limiting Facebook’s ability to track them and gather personal data.

Mozilla recently has engaged in an aggressive strategy to counter Facebook data management policies that many see as intrusive.

The extension is the culmination of more than two years of research into developing a more private browsing experience, Mozilla said. However, the organization accelerated its development after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal came to light.

“We recently created the Facebook Container as a result of what we saw as a growing need and user demand for tools to help users control their online data,” said Jeff Griffiths, product lead, at Firefox.

I’m using this extension myself.

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