Adblock Plus has Learned to Block the Trackers of Social Networks

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Written by Hassan Abbas

The developers of the popular ad blocker Adblock Plus announced the implementation of a new feature in its extension, which allows users to disable the buttons of social networks, thereby blocking the tracking of personal data.

It’s no secret that social networks collect personal data of users. In particular, the buttons of such platforms are located on each site. With their help, sites track information, creating so-called shadow profiles, even if you are not authorized in social networks.

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To use the new feature, users need to add a list of social network locks in the extension settings. This is available in Adblock Plus for Chrome and Firefox. Developers also plan to add an exclusion list for specific sites.

AdBlock Plus announced the lock of social networking buttons after a recent WWDC conference, at which Apple revealed new security measures to prevent the tracking of personal data on its iOS 12 and macOS Mojave operating systems. Thus, if you are not an Apple user, you can use the AdBlock Plus solution.

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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