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September 27, 2011
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September 26, 2011

Logging out won't stop Facebook spying on you

Facebook can track you after logging out
Deleting your cookies is the only solution

FACEBOOK users have given a big thumbs down to the social networking site after it emerged their web activity is being tracked - even after logging out.

Australian tech expert Nik Cubrilovic has revealed that when you log out, Facebook merely modifies the cookie, it and in some cases installs new ones that send user information as you continue to surf the web when you log out, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Every time you log in to Facebook it installs what is known as a “cookie” in your browser which tracks your activity on the site, sparking massive online fury.

Deleting cookies – a how to guide

“Even if you are logged out, Facebook still knows and can track every page you visit,” Mr Cubrilovic wrote in a blog post.

“This is not what 'logout' is supposed to mean - Facebook are only altering the state of the cookies instead of removing all of them when a user logs out.”

Whenever you visit a website that contains a “like” or “share” button – or any other Facebook app, your information including your account ID is sent back to Facebook, Mr Cubrilovic explained.

The only way to protect your privacy is to delete all of your cookies.

However all this is of little consolation to angry users vented their fury in online forums, saying their privacy has once again been violated by the social networking site.

One Facebook user @ScreamMinaj wrote on twitter: “Now Loading ... Facebook Is Just Plain STUPID Now -_- *Deactivates Account*”.

Another user @emsexton wrote: “Freaking woah, Zuckerberg. You are out of control”.

A number of applications and plug-ins have surfaced in reaction to Facebook's new makeover and the privacy implications that come with it.

Google Chrome has created an app called Facebook Disconnect which removes the news ticker from your page when you use the Chrome web browser.

Firefox's “ShareMeNot” add-on also prevents third parties from tracking you until you actually click on the “like” or “share” button.

Mr Cubrilovic said the news showed Facebook needed to be more transparent about its privacy settings.

“Facebook are front-and-centre in the new privacy debate just as Microsoft were with security issues a decade ago,” he wrote.

“The question is what it will take for Facebook to address privacy issues and to give their users the tools required to manage their privacy and to implement clear policies - not pages and pages of confusing legal documentation, and 'logout' not really meaning 'logout'.”

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Jul 13, 2012

Facebook Scans Chats for Criminal Activity

~ Suspicious exchanges flagged by Facebook security
~ Your Information passed on to other countries
~ Smart software used to detect activity & location

FACEBOOK users are being monitored for any suspected criminal activity, with the social media site alerting police to suspicious behaviour.

Using "smart" software, Facebook looks for certain phrases, exchanges of personal information and vulgar language.

If it comes across a suspicious exchange it flags it with Facebook’s security personnel who then assess it and decide whether to contact police.

The monitoring system came to light in a Reuters interview with Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan.
Most of the scanned chats are not seen by Facebook employees, helping deflect criticism over breaching privacy. But it’s not known if the chats are deleted or stored permanently.

“We’ve never wanted to set up an environment where we have employees looking at private communications, so it’s really important that we use technology that has a very low false-positive rate”, Facebook said.

Facebook said it works with police "where appropriate and to the extent required by law to ensure the safety of the people who use Facebook".

"We may disclose information pursuant to subpoenas, court orders, or other requests (including criminal and civil matters) if we have a good faith belief that the response is required by law."

The social media site said this includes requests from outside of the US as well as sharing information with "other companies, lawyers, courts or other government entities".

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Good. Don't know about you but wasn't planning to be up to anything illegal, myself.

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You don't need to be on Facebook or twit , to trigger NSA or other programs.
word of mouth works good !( old tech , sometimes best )

Speaking of : I'm, looking for a simple application, if anyone has ideas.
To save my rants and email short musings from a private blog.
( not decided)to twitter ' my' account or PDF to mail .I think that would be fun .
somewhere I won't be fired, asked to leave, or voted off the island.
I'm exploring more than one cloud too. I'm skeptical of serious information
Storage in what some call the collective. I already feel the loss of identity .

I found one app, but my pad won't allow a horizontal view I'm used To .
One solution is to remote keyboard it. ?

Facebook and twitter-
I'm Leary of the report section and feel my anti Israeli positions will get me
Voted off the island fairly quickly. so, I'm back to maybe host a private blog.
and or , trying to stay above water on established forums.


I like twitter for diversity of information. Compare to mainstream news.
That is to say conventional news sources.

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"shadowcass" wrote: Good. Don't know about you but wasn't planning to be up to anything illegal, myself.

I think it's important to qualify that term illegal.And, I agree w/ you.
Times have changed though. Now ,illegal(s) definition is more expansive.

Pre illegal -To include a precursors and predictors and associations.
so,yes illegal Activity .But ,behavioral patterns too.That, may not be disturbing to you,But is to me.(There are paradoxes to their posits but that's not the subject.)

Here an analogy - data mining =
Like someone stalking you . you know your being stalked but you don't know
By who, what group is gathering the intel , or for what purpose. I think my analogies are getting better.

Data mining is what it is and going further than just marketing. And yeah , they lie to us , about the data use. If caught the tactical move is to higher a hack
To break into their own data system ( w/ help if needed) and compromise security.

You read about it all the time. most people put up with it. Soon , I predict
Your going to have to register your thoughts , and desires to gain discounts and privileges from the cloud or " the man ". Government ... They will check your
Validity against sophisticated brain scans to determine if you are lieing or not.

Again , Pre illegal activity- you and your friends pile in the pickup truck , cruise
To the local wall, purchase a bunch of booze on sale . and before you get to your truck , you look out into the parking lot and see ,the man or fuzz. Is parked near your vehicle in their black stealth raptor squad car. the little glow on the mans
Reflective mirror sunsglasses , read like a blueprint. You , and your family have been Targeted for a preemptive strike.

this is your tax dollars at work. Fusion centers at work . Do we need this ?
I don't know. Creeps me out . you eat too much peanut butter and chocolate
They know that too. Bothered yet ?

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"shadowcass" wrote: Good. Don't know about you but wasn't planning to be up to anything illegal, myself.

& how do we know that until we have heard & seen all your dirty & perverted secrets.

The thing is ...... Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace, & the countless other social media web sites, they have no borders & as such the issue of legal jurisdiction is open to any government that wishes to enforce their own version of the law.

Each state & each country has it's own version of the law.

Laws that if you break in one state or country & then travel to another state or country can see you jailed or sentenced to death, in another state or country.

Doing something in one state / country and posting it on Facebook, ect ect & traveling to another jurisdiction, only to find you have Broken a law that could land you in hot water if they don’t comply, with their political agenda.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

[highlight=#ff40ff]HERE is a list of the world's most ridiculous laws[/highlight]

- In Victoria Australia, only a licensed electrician is allowed to change a lightbulb.

- In Victoria Australia it is forbidden to wear pink hot pants after mid-day on a Sunday.

- It England, it is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

- It England, it is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

- It England, it is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

- In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

- Under the UK’s Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don’t want him to know, though you don’t have to tell him anything you don’t mind him knowing.

- In Alexandria, Minneapolis, USA, it is against the law for a man to make love to a woman with the smell of sardines on his breath.

It's illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament in England.

In the Netherlands, it is illegal tobacco in public places ( but not cannabis )

The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen

It’s illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

It's illegal to buy sex toys in the state of Alabama.

Whispering in someone’s ear while he’s moose hunting is prohibited.

Cutting down a cactus may earn you a twenty-five-year prison term.

It’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state of Arkansas.

You may not eat an orange in your bathtub.

It’s unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor (Denver).

A pickle cannot actually be a pickle unless it bounces.

It’s illegal to get married on a dare.

Washington, D.C.
It’s against the law to post a public notice calling someone a coward for refusing to accept a challenge to duel.

If you tie an elephant to a parking meter, you must pay the same parking fee as you would for a vehicle.

It’s illegal to change the clothes on a storefront mannequin unless you draw the shades first.

All residents may be fined for not owning a boat.

A man must not give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing fewer than fifty pounds.

It’s illegal to take a French poodle to the opera (Chicago).

The value of pi is 4, and not 3.1415 & a crime for anybody to say otherwise.

Eating yellow margarine is illegal in Missouri, US.

it is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle.

it is against state law to get a fish drunk.

- Royal Navy ships that enter the Port of London must provide a barrel of rum to the Constable of the Tower of London.

- In the UK, a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants – even, if she so requests, in a policeman’s helmet.

- In Lancashire, no person is permitted after being asked to stop by a constable on the seashore to incite a dog to bark.

- In Miami, Florida, it is illegal to skateboard in a police station.

- In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

- In the UK, all men over the age of 14 must carry out two hours of longbow practice a day.

- In London, Freemen are allowed to take a flock of sheep across London Bridge without being charged a toll; they are also allowed to drive geese down Cheapside.

- In San Salvador, drunk drivers can be punished by death before a firing squad.

- In the UK, a man who feels compelled to urinate in public can do so only if he aims for his rear wheel and keeps his right hand on his vehicle.

- In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on Sundays can be jailed.

- In Kentucky, it is illegal to carry a concealed weapon more than six-feet long.

- In Chester, Welshmen are banned from entering the city before sunrise and from staying after sunset.

- In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

- In Boulder, Colorado, it is illegal to kill a bird within the city limits and also to “own” a pet – the town’s citizens, legally speaking, are merely “pet minders”.

- In Vermont, women must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

- In London, it is illegal to flag down a taxi if you have the plague.

- In Bahrain, a male doctor may legally examine a woman’s genitals but is forbidden from looking directly at them during the examination; he may only see their reflection in a mirror.

- The head of any dead whale found on the British coast is legally the property of the King; the tail, on the other hand, belongs to the Queen - in case she needs the bones for her corset.

- In Eureka, Nevada, USA, it is still illegal for men with moustaches to kiss women.

- In Alexandria, Minnesota, USA, it is still illegal for a man who has garlic, onions or sardines on his breath to have sex with his wife.

- In Logan County, Colorado, USA, it is still illegal to kiss a woman while she is asleep.

- In Providence, Rhode Island, USA, it is still illegal for shop owners to sell toothpaste and toothbrushes to the same customer on a Sunday.

- In Zion, Illinois, USA, it is still illegal to offer cigars to your pets.

- In St. Louis, Missouri, USA, it is still illegal for firemen to rescue women who are still in their nightdresses.

- In Ames, Iowa, USA, it is still illegal for men to have three sips of beer while they are in bed with their wives.

- In Maryland, USA, it is still illegal for radio stations to play Randy Newman's song 'Short people'.

- In Oklahoma, USA, it is still illegal to make faces at a dog, a crime that could result in a prison sentence.

- In Texas, USA, criminals are still required to give their victims at least 24 hours oral or written notice giving details of the crime they are about to commit.

- In Washington, USA, it is still an offence to pretend that you have rich parents.

- In Baltimore, Maryland, USA, it is still an offence to take a lion into a cinema.

- In Tremonton, Utah, USA, it is still an offence for a woman to have sexual intercourse with a man in an ambulance. She can be charged with a misdemeanour and have her name printed in the local paper.

- In Oxford, Ohio, USA, it is still illegal for a woman to undress in front of a picture of a man.

- In Miami, Florida, USA, it is still illegal for anyone to imitate an animal.

- In Afghanistan the Taliban militia banned women from wearing white socks just in case men find them attractive. The police are also ordered windows to be painted black to stop women being seen from the outside.

- In the USA impotence is grounds for divorce in 24 states.

- In Illinois, USA, it is against the law to give a lighted cigar to a pet.

- In Iowa, USA, it is against the law to kiss for more than five minutes.

- In International Falls, Minnesota, USA, it is against the law for a dog to chase a cat up a telegraph pole and dog owners can be fined for this.

- In Kentucky, USA, it is illegal to carry and ice cream cone in your pocket.

- In Louisiana, USA, if you bite someone with your own teeth it is classed as 'Simple assault' but if you bite someone with your dentures it is classed as 'aggravated assault.'

- In Massachusetts, USA, it is illegal for mourners to eat no more than three sandwiches at a wake.

- In Chico, California, USA, the law says that anybody who detonates a nuclear device within the city limits is liable to a fine of $500.

- In Lebanon any man may legally have sex with any animal just as long as it is a female.

- In Conorsville, Wisconsin, USA, it is illegal for a man to fire a gun while his wife is having an orgasm.

- In Tremonton, Utah, USA, it is illegal for a woman to have sex with a man while riding in an ambulance.

- In Oblong, Illinois, it is illegal to make love while fishing or hunting on your wedding day.

- In Bahrain it is illegal for a doctor to look directly at a woman's genitals while he is examining her although he is permitted to see their reflection in a mirror.

- In Ames, Iowa, USA, a husband may not take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with his wife.

- In Hastings, Nebraska, USA, the law says that hotel owners have to provide a clean white cotton nightshirt for each guest. Also no couples are allowed to have sex in the hotel unless they are wearing these nightshirts.

- In Willowdale, Oregon, USA, no man may curse while having sex with his wife.

- In Indonesia the punishment for masturbation is execution by decapitation.

- In Kingsville, Texas, USA, it is against the law for pigs to have sex on airport property.

- In Florida it is illegal to have sex with a porcupine.

- During World War I anyone found to be a homosexual in the French army was executed.

- Hundreds of years ago in Japan anyone who attempted to leave the country was instantly executed.

- The very first country to abolish capital punishment was Austria in 1787.

- In Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, in 1917, it was illegal to tie a male horse next to a female horse.

- In San Diego, USA, hypnotism is banned by public schools.

- Chewing gum is illegal in Singapore.

- In Paraguay duelling is legal just as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

- In Milan, Italy, there is still a law that requires citizens to smile at all times or risk a hefty fine. The only exceptions are visiting hospitals and funerals.

- In Switzerland every citizen is required by law to have access to a bomb shelter.

- In Burma it is illegal to get internet access. If a person is found in possession of a modem he can be imprisoned.

- In Bangladesh it is against the law for schoolchildren to cheat at school exams. Pupils as young as 15 can be imprisoned for this.

- Until 1984 Belgians were made to choose their children's names from a list of 1500 drawn up in the days of Napoleon.

- In Romania, in 1935, Mickey Mouse was banned because the authorities thought that the sight of a 10ft high rodent on screen would terrify the nation's children.

- Donald Duck comics were once banned in Finland because he never wore pants.

- Belgium is the only country that has never imposed censorship on adult films.

- Karate films were banned in Iraq in 1979.

- In Indiana, USA, during the 1950's, all Robin Hood films were banned because authorities thought that robbing the rich to give to the poor was an act of communism.

- In Iceland it was once against the law to own a pet dog.

- The bloodhound is the only animal in the world whose evidence is admissable in court.

- In Basle, Switzerland, in 1471, a cockerel was found guilty in a court of law for laying an egg "In defiance of natural law". The bird was then burnt at the stake as a "Devil in disguise".

- In Stelvio, Italy, in 1519, a court issued a warrant for the arrest of a gang of moles that had severely damaged crops. The moles were sumoned to court but when they failed to appear they were sentenced to exile.

- In South Bend, Indiana, USA, a monkey was once found guilty of smoking a cigarette.

- In Munster, in 1670, the courts banished a plague of fleas from the city, prohibiting them from returning for ten years.

- In Seville, Spain, in 1983, an alsatian dog was arrested for snatching handbags from shoppers.

- Judge J.H. Logan from California, USA, created the Loganberry fruit. He crossed a wild blackberry with a cultivated raspberry and came up with his own fruit.

- In ancient Sparta men were required by law to eat at least two pounds of meat every day. This was supposed to make them brave.

- In Turkey, during the 16th and 17th centuries, it was illegal to drink coffee and anyone caught doing so was sentenced to death.

- In Venice all gondolas have to be painted black unless they belong to a high ranking official.

- In England, in 1865, a law was passed stating that any self propelled carriage on an English highway had to have a crew of three, one of whom had to walk in front of the carriage with a red flag to warn horse drawn vehicles of it's approach.

- In Rome, 2,000 years ago, Julius Caesar banned chariots from the centre of Rome to ease congestion.

- In London, England, there is still a law that states London Taxi cabs must carry a bale of hay at all times.

- In Bermuda, up until 1948, all private cars were banned.

- At one time it was against the law to slam car doors in Switzerland.

- In Britain, in 1888, a law was passed which stated that every cyclist had to constantly ring the bell on his bicycle non-stop while the machine was moving.

- In Singapore it is illegal for a person to walk around the house naked and not flushing the toilet. Also a person can be executed if they are found in possession of more than 200g of cannabis resin. Oral sex is banned unless it is used only during foreplay and if a person is caught littering the streets he is forced to make an appearance on TV with a bib around his neck saying "I'm a litterer."

- In Birmingham, England, it is illegal for a man and a woman to have sex on church steps after sundwon.

- In Iowa, USA, it is illegal for horses to eat fire hydrants.

- In Denmark it is not illegal for a convicted prisoner to escape from prison. If the escapee is caught he only serves the rest of his sentence.
- In Denmark it is illegal to start your car without first checking to see if there are any children asleep underneath it.

- In Thailand it is illegal to step on a banknote, leave your house without wearing underwear and if you drop a piece of bubblegum on the pavement you can be fined $600.

- In Thailand all cinema goers must stand up during the National Anthem before a film starts.

- In Switzerland it is against the law for men to urinate standing up after 10pm which is the same time that it is illegal to flush the toilet.

- In Canada, by law, 1 out of every 5 songs on the radio must be sung by a Canadian and in British Columbia it is illegal to kill a Sasquatch or Bigfoot if one is ever found.

- In Alberta a released convict is entitled to a gun and a horse to ride out of town on.

- In London, England, it is illegal to use a camera tripod, throw a stick for your dog or use an offensive powder like pepper on your jacket potato in any park.

- In London, England, wife beating is legal just as long as it is not after 9pm and it doesn't disturb the neighbours.

- In London, England, it is illegal to impersonate a Chelsea pensioner which once carried the death sentence in the 19th century.

- In Lebanon men are allowed to have sex with any other animal just as long as it is a female. If a man is caught having sex with a male animal then the penalty is death.

- Non-Christians have been banned from being within 20 metres of churches in Rovato, Italy. The move, instigated by the local government, has angered police because a major highway passes within 15 metres of one of the churches. Officers claim that they cannot be expected to stop motorists and demand to see a Baptism Certificate.

- North Carolina has a law to ban people from swearing in front of cadavers. The law also sets out guidelines transporting the recently deceased after one funeral firm was caught piling stiffs onto the back of a pick-up truck. It outlaws 'profanity, indecent or obscene language in the presence of a dead human body' making it technically illegal to say the 'f' word in front of a hearse!

- In Minnesota, USA, it is still against the law to hang male and female underwear together on the same washing line.

- In Indiana, USA, in the 1950's anything to do with Robin Hood was banned on the grounds that robbing from from the rich to give to the poor was a communist act!

- In England, in 1837, a law was passed that entitled a woman to bite off a man's nose if he kissed her against her will!

- The Egyptian government banned male belly-dancing in 1837 because of the enthusiastic riots that it caused.

- In Arizona, USA, it is illegal to hunt camels.

- In California, USA, in 1986, Judge Samuel King became so annoyed that jurors were absent from his court because of heavy rain that he issued a decree which stated "I hereby order that it cease raining by Tuesday."
Amazingly it stopped raining on Tuesday and California suffered a 5 year drought.
In 1991 the judge then decreed "Rain shall fall in California beginning February 27th." Later that day California had the heaviest rainfall in ten years.

1. In Ohio, it is illegal to get a fish drunk.

2. In Indonesia, the penalty for masturbation is decapitation.

3. A male doctor in Bahrain can only examine the genitals of a woman in the reflection of a mirror.

4. In Switzerland, a man may not relieve himself standing up after 10pm.

5. It is illegal to be blindfolded while driving a vehicle in Alabama.

6. In Florida, unmarried women who parachute on a Sunday could be jailed.

7. Women in Vermont must obtain written permission from their husbands to wear false teeth.

8. In Milan, it is a legal requirement to smile at all times, except during funerals or hospital visits.

9. There is no age of consent in Japan.

10. In France, it is illegal to name a pig Napoleon.

Top ten bizarre UK Laws:

1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British king or queen's image upside-down.

3. It is illegal for a woman to be topless in Liverpool except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.

4. Eating mince pies on Christmas Day is banned.

5. If someone knocks on your door in Scotland and requires the use of your toilet, you are required to let them enter.

6. In the UK a pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet.

7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the King, and the tail of the Queen.

8. It is illegal not to tell the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing.

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament wearing a suit of armour.

10. It is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls of York, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

If you have done any of these you may wish to stay home & never travel, your arrest may be impending.

Oh & take my word there are far worse crimes you may be charged with than the funny ones i posted.

In some country's woman are not allowed to vote read talk or learn. & any evidence that they have done any of these things, could result in a sentence of death.

Like i said Facebook transcends borders & do you really want Facebook shareholders deciding how much of your private posts they pass onto foreign governments.

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I tag dead people: Facebook's 'lost a loved one' feature follows you into the afterlife

Facebook upgrade to include new timeline feature
Suggests "lost a loved one" as a milestone to share
Relatives have no control over sharing of information

FACEBOOK will follow you into the afterlife.

The social networking site has hit an all new low - specifically six feet deep - in its dramatic upgrade to the site.

The new timeline includes a creepy feature which suggests “lost a loved one” as a milestone for users to share. It even contains a feature that lets people tag a dead loved one in a post, recording forever the date of their passing, and possibly even the events surrounding their death.

The latest upgrade to raise eyebrows followed yesterday's revelation that Facebook were tracking users' online activities even after they had logged out of their account.

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Without the ability to opt-in or out of the new feature, the deceased and their family will have no control over the sharing of this information online.

Users can adjust their settings to give them the ability to approve tags before they are published, but it does not specifically say whether they relate to the new “lost a loved one” feature.

And even with approval authority the settings include a warning that reads “tags may still appear elsewhere on Facebook”.

Digital media specialist Fi Bendall said that she finds this new feature “really creepy”.

“I don’t think people should be tagging people they have lost”, says Ms Bendall.

“I don’t even let people tag my photos without asking permission.”

When the new timeline is rolled out, the feature will be located under the heart icon (family & relationships) in the top right-hand corner of the status box.

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I don't know what computer you are using, my friend...but with a Windows Computer...from XP to 7 (at least) there is a feature that automatically deletes your cookies...all you have to do is close your browser (briefly) and then reopen it.

Whatcha do, see, is click on your start menu (or windows icon) then "control panel" then "network and internet" then "internet options" then you put a check in the little box next to "delete browsing history on exit" this will delete your browsing history, saved passwords, cookies, and everything else when you close your browser. Then you click "apply" and "OK" and you're done.

Seems like a hassle, I know...but you only have to do it ONCE and you are protected from spies like Facebook from then on.

Not bad, hey? :clap:

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