Stop facebook from tracking you

Privacy is a myth in internet world but we must do whatever it takes to protect us from internet giants tracking us. In this article, we are going to help you setup a Requestly rule which you can use directly to stop Facebook from tracking you.

Get the rule

  1. Please Install Requestly extension if you do not already have Requestly in your chrome and Firefox browsers.
  2. Once Requestly is installed, Open Disable Facebook Tracking Requestly Rule in new tab.
  3. Click on Import List button to get the rule.
  4. Once you import the rule, you can modify(add/remove) the rule as per your use case.

Detailed Explanation – Disable Facebook Tracking

Compile Tracking URL Patterns

At Requestly, we compiled a list of url patterns used by CDNs of various facebook products like whatsapp, instagram, facebook etc.

Here is the list of patterns which facebook uses to track you:

  1. facebook
  2. fbsbx
  3. bcdn
  4. instagram
  5. tfbnw
  6. whatsapp
  7. cdninstagram
  8. facebook-web-clients
  9. fbcdn-profile-a
  10. instagramstatic-a
  11. fb

Setup Cancel/Blocker Rule

Requestly has a Cancel Rule (Read about all rule types here) which can be used to block urls to load in your browser. Requestly has a very intuitive interface using which you can setup a Cancel rule within seconds. We setup a Cancel rule to block the URLs by doing wildcard matching with the filtered list of domains that we have created.

Yep! It’s that simple.

More about DYK Series..

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