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Old 2022-07-19, 01:13   #301
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Default Facebook has started to encrypt links to counter privacy-improving URL Stripping

https://www.ghacks.net/2022/07/17/fa...url-stripping/
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Facebook has started to use a different URL scheme for site links to combat URL stripping technologies that browsers such as Firefox or Brave use to improve privacy and prevent user tracking.
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Since it is no longer possible to identify the tracking part of the web address, it is no longer possible to remove it from the address automatically. In other words: Facebook has the upper hand in regards to URL-based tracking at the time, and there is little that can be done about it short of finding a way to decrypt the information.
... or ceasing to use Facebook.

Why are the offered "solutions" to always fight, instead of ignore. If everyone ignored FB it would either die, or decide to be more friendly to survive. Oh wait, FB be more friendly? Haha, that will never happen.

Luser: Hi FB, will you respect my privacy?
FB: What does "privacy" mean? Did you just make up a new word?
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