My off-Facebook activity history was empty so using Firefox which blocks third-party social media trackers by default works as intended 😀
How did I manage to have zero sites/apps in my off-Facebook list?
1. No Facebook app installed on my phone
2. Blocking third-party trackers on laptop and phone
3. Using a dedicated Facebook container on Firefox when needing to log in
@markosaric Privacy shouldn't be opt-in (if you believe them, that is). It should be an inalienable right. Put them in jail.
@markosaric I checked this out expecting to see nothing like you because I use firefox with the FB container. But there were a bunch from apps on my phone! Even though I never logged in using FB on those apps so I figure they were talking to the FB app (now disabled - can't remove it) is that possible?
@oilyfish yes very possible. many apps would make calls to facebook/google in a similar way to like websites do
@markosaric It's just that since I never gave them my FB info I thought they couldn't tie my activity to my FB account. But FB was logged in so they must be sharing with the app (or the FB app was spying on the other apps.) Moovit, Ryanair and other airlines, Rome public transit app and even Plex ratted me out! I am disturbed.
@oilyfish yeah i believe they use other data points too such as your device id, location etc to identify who you are on facebook
@markosaric Well, I'll check again in a week or so and see if my phone continues to rat me out after disabling FB app and then I'll know if it's only the app. Thanks for the heads up! Humbling but better to know!
@markosaric Give First-Party Isolation in Firefox a try. It replaces 2 and 3 and works for everyone, not just Facebook or known trackers.
'ah, they're using the "off-facebook activity tool"... that's valuable! make a note of that.'
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