Facebook Connect and Disconnect
Facebook is every ware on the internet. Almost all website, even web applications uses Facebook Like button and Facebook Connect is also getting ubiquitous on the web. Since Facebook is the most popular social network, webmasters see it as a great PR tool which generates lots of traffic for their website. From a Facebook users perspective, Facebook’s integration on other website gives user a seamless experience that allows them to share their interest with friends on Facebook.
Facebook Is Tracking You
Along the way user have to compromise their browsing history and surfing habit to Facebook. Facebook is notified whenever you visit one of the more than one million sites on the web that use Facebook Connect and Like. The website that uses Facebook Connect, Like, Share code helps Facebook to track you and gather data about your interest based on your web site visits. Facebook has a history of leaking personally-identifiable information to third parties and generates user’s interest based advertising using these personal data.
Stop Facebook From Tracking You
You can turn off the flow of your data and stop Facebook from tracking you. Facebook Disconnect is a useful open-source browser add-on that blocks all traffic from third-party sites to Facebook servers but still lets you access Facebook itself. It prevents Facebook to track you by automatically disabling Facebook Connect feature on all the website you visit.
Note: Read the FAQ at http://j.mp/fbdcinstall to learn about the warning you get when installing Facebook Disconnect.