Mozilla Facebook Container

Take control of all your Facebook data

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#4 Product of the DayMarch 28, 2018

This extension helps you control more of your web activity from Facebook by isolating your identity into a separate container. This makes it harder for Facebook to track your activity on other websites via third-party cookies.

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  • MaX FalsteinCEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
    Pros: 

    Containerisation of all facebook pages and services

    Cons: 

    Facebook is still be used; it only works for Facebook (for now)

    Adding a sandboxed container for a single website is a temporary fix to an ethical and legal problem whilst the technical solution has been provided to developers and professional users in the form of Ghost Browser 2.

    For Firefox users, this is a good start; it has worked well on my Firefox test rig.

    I have been using Ghost Browser since it was launched on Product Hunt and Ghost Browser 2 since it was made available for beta testing.

    The containerisation of the sessions and tasks in Ghost Browser 2 will not be fully replicated in any mainstream browsers but a few containers should be included in every browser for social media services until and possibly after legislation updates occur.

    MaX Falstein has used this product for one day.
  • Alec DewitzSoftware Engineer
    Pros: 

    Lots

    Cons: 

    Facebook

    RIP Facebook

    Alec Dewitz has used this product for one day.

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Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
Great job!! Expecting this for Google Chrome ?😊
Abadesi@abadesi · 👩🏽‍💻 Product Hunt | Hustle Crew | NTT
@ayush_chandra I was just about to ask the same question... Safari, too. Deleting FB isn't an option for globe trotting immigrants like me with family spread out across the world. I would love sth like this on all my browsers.
Ayush Chandra@ayush_chandra · Research Intern & Tech Evangelist
@abadesi Absolutely True !!
Sooraj Chandran@iamsooraj · Engineer. Dreamer. Likes building stuff.
@ayush_chandra @abadesi I too cannot delete Facebook completely ( although I removed the app from my phone ), because most of my logins use Facebook.
Gifford Nowland@gnowland · Full-Stack Senior Web Developer
@ayush_chandra @max_reborn Chrome extension was removed?
Anthony Da Mota@akdm_ · I upvote things that matter.
This is the same thing, isn't it? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US...
Chakib TsouliHunter@tsoulichakib · Product Designer
@akdm_ I don't think so. I think that add-on just sandboxes the account without blocking the cookies. This container is something like Incognito, it isolates facebook from anything else you do on the web.
Anthony Da Mota@akdm_ · I upvote things that matter.
@tsoulichakib That's almost the same thing then. I use it and when I open two different containers on Facebook, I can login into my personal and work account separately. But if I go to another website within one of the containers, ads and other stuff can be retrieved from/by Facebook. But I think I can make some rules to prevent this, not sure.
Ari Birnbaum@ceiphr · I think turtles are cool.
@akdm_ @tsoulichakib Does mozilla clarify this? When I installed this extension, it seems to just add a Facebook container to the firefox containers addon.
MaX Falstein@maxfalstein · CEO, CET & Founder of MaX Saxe Design
@tsoulichakib @akdm_ they are not the same. This container is a completely isolated sandbox for Facebook to run in.
Anthony Da Mota@akdm_ · I upvote things that matter.
@tsoulichakib @maxfalstein That's the same thing if you tell the plugin to make Facebook.com by default to a specific container: You just have to create a container named "Facebook" (or whatever), and thick "Always open in Facebook": Then when you open a new tab and type Facebook.com in the url bar for the first time after installing the Container plugin, you will have the following: You must do the same with Mesenger.com if you use it, too. However (and I don't know how it works with the "Facebook Container" plugin), when you click on a external link from Facebook, it will still be in the "Facebook" container. I assume they then will be able to track you because of this.
Amparo Diaz@rainbowtrail · Head of Product Design
How do I know the container is working?