Blocking facebook tracking cookies.

Posted: October 17, 2011. At: 1:56 PM. This was 6 years ago. Post ID: 2041

With the passing of Steve Jobs, will Steve Wozniak be able to take up the reins and run the Apple corporation just as well as his partner? They built the company up into the huge corporation is is today from their garage and now that they are separated, Mr Wozniak has a huge responsibility to run Apple just as Steve Jobs would have wanted. At least Apple are not running a Social Networking website like Facebook that has recently been sued for violating wiretapping laws by using a tracking cookie to track users even after they have logged out of the website. This is a huge invasion of privacy. But if you put this code in your /etc/hosts file then you can block Facebook and not be bothered by them again if you do not wish to have an account with them.


127.0.0.1 http://www.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 facebook.com
127.0.0.1 static.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 http://www.static.ak.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 login.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.login.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 http://www.fbcdn.net
127.0.0.1 fbcdn.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.fbcdn.com
127.0.0.1 static.ak.connect.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 http://www.static.ak.connect.facebook.com
127.0.0.1 activate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 practivate.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 3dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-2.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe-dns-3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 ereg.wip3.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sea.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 activate-sjc0.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 adobe.activate.com
127.0.0.1 adobeereg.com
127.0.0.1 www.adobeereg.com
127.0.0.1 wwis-dubc1-vip60.adobe.com
127.0.0.1 125.252.224.90
127.0.0.1 125.252.224.91
127.0.0.1 hl2rcv.adobe.com

This should block most if not all of the Facebook domains, I have heard that they are creating subdomains, to get around this /etc/hosts blocking trick, but this should suffice for most occasions.

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