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Author Topic: How To Block Facebook Via Hosts File  (Read 271 times)


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Re: How To Block Facebook Via Hosts File
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2018, 07:44:41 am »
Chrome ignores the hosts file on my PC.  IE and Firefox use it.

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Re: How To Block Facebook Via Hosts File
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2018, 08:45:02 am »
I use Brave.
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The thread is about blocking Facebook, not about browsers
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 09:24:57 am »
Blocking Facebook may be IMPORTANT because:

Many, MANY websites and pages and especially news and opinion portals contain Facebook tracking widgets, bugs, pixels, and commenting stuff.

Facebook can therefore track you as an identifiable person across multiple websites, even and especially non Facebook related sites, because Facebook tracking is embedded in most public websites.

(Browsers: So figure out where Chrome or whatever obtains extra DNS information from, if it's not the hosts file. That's a surprise to me because the internet and routing stuff is the layer beneath the app layer, which would be Chrome or other browser.)

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