facebook container extension

Taking advantage of the scandal Facebook is currently involved in, Mozilla has taken an initiative that might make people switch back to Firefox, especially users worried that Facebook might be spying on them online.

The Facebook Container extension, which has been developed by Mozilla, is a new Firefox extension that promises to isolate the Facebook browser session from the rest of your tabs in the web browser, making it impossible for Facebook to see what other websites you are visiting.

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This works even for links that are shared on Facebook, the links being opened in a navigation tab marked in blue, signaling that the session has been isolated.

The Facebook Container extension cannot stop you from being spied on while using Facebook, but isolating features that target activities on other websites is welcomed. The downside is that the Share buttons will remain hidden on the websites you visit and Facebook Login on some websites that required you to log in with Facebook will not work.

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