Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook

Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook

Removes Ads and the user interaction tracking on Facebook™. Modified elements can optionally have a custom CSS style applied to them so that cleaned items can be more easily identified.

  • Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook
  • Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook
  • Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook
What is Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook?
'Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook' is a Firefox add-on designed to enhance user privacy by eradicating ads and disabling tracking functionalities on Facebook. It modifies elements, removes event listeners, simplifies videos to basic HTML5 tags, and allows custom CSS style application for easy identification of cleaned items. The add-on actively respects your privacy; it neither collects nor sends any data.
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Stats
By: Z
Users: 1,594 ▼ -3
Rating: 4.30 (87)
Version: 1.11.3 (Last updated: 2023-08-27)
Creation date: 2016-07-16
Weekly download count: 26
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • alarms
  • storage
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://*.facebook.com/*
  • *://*.messenger.com/*
  • *://*.facebookwkhpilnemxj7asaniu7vnjjbiltxjqhye3mhbshg7kx5tfyd.onion/*
  • https://mgziminsky.gitlab.io/FacebookTrackingRemoval/*
Size: 79.53K
Stats date:

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Summary

Please report bugs at https://github.com/mgziminsky/FacebookTrackingRemoval/issues Ad blocking may not work properly in languages other than English.

Removes Ads and the user interaction tracking from content on Facebook™. Modified elements can optionally have a custom CSS style applied to them so that cleaned items can be more easily identified.

For links, the event listeners on the link and its parents are removed and/or disabled and a proper href is set.

For videos on mobile, all Facebook™ event-listeners and custom controls are removed, and the video is simplified into just the bare HTML5 video tag.

Privacy Policy I don't, and never will, collect or send any data to myself or any third parties

Explanation of permissions:

  • Access to facebook.com, messenger.com, and facebookwkhpilnemxj7asaniu7vnjjbiltxjqhye3mhbshg7kx5tfyd.onion is needed for main functionality, in order to work on those pages.
  • Access to mgziminsky.gitlab.io, more specifically https://mgziminsky.gitlab.io/FacebookTrackingRemoval/*, is used to download ad blocking rules only
  • webNavigation: Needed to handle cleaning FB interactions that use the browser history API instead of doing a normal page navigation
    • Firefox: "Access browser activity during navigation"
    • Chrome: "Read your browsing history"
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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Blocks ads and sponsored content on Facebook
  • Customizable settings for collapsing or hiding ads and recommendations
  • Effective in providing a better Facebook user experience
Cons
  • Some users reported that it stopped working after an update
  • Issues with certain types of Facebook ads still being visible
  • May not block all ads or sponsored products as of a certain date
Most mentioned
  • Effective at removing ads and sponsored content
  • Some users reported issues with it not working after an update
  • Option to collapse or hide ads and recommendations was appreciated
Recent reviews
Works great. A slight downside is some posts pending approval to a group admin/moderator get blocked. A quick toggle in the extension menu to turn off would be awesome!
by MM.272, 2024-05-19

by danusty, 2024-03-11
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Safety
Risk impact

Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Tracking & Ad Removal on Facebook has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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