How to block Facebook from your PC

Facebook wants to sell every Ad and you on the Web. The social network will show ads to non-Facebook users on other websites.

It’s official: there’s nowhere to hide. (haha not for you, read below!)

Companies like Facebook and Google offer you their services for free, but free always has a cost. Advertising pays the bills and the contributors, and these big companies separate themselves from serving up ads that are better targeted than other smaller networks. By tracking you across the web and building a profile (Big Data) that helps which ads you’re going to click most likely.

Tracking

Some people don’t want to be tracked by FB, infact nobody should be! So don’t register or delete your account (I already did so). Facebook announced last Thursday evening that it is changing the way its advertising works across the web. FB doesn’t just serve ads on facebook.com and in its mobile apps like Messenger, the company also has a network of third-party sites and apps for displaying ads. It’s called the Audience Network, and there has always been one big difference between the way Facebook’s off-site ads work as compared to Google: They were only shown to Facebook users. Now, that will no longer be the case. So it’s time to block Facebook.

How to block Facebook?

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Privacy and Anonymity

Privacy

Privacy is an increasingly rare commodity these days. To find out what kind of information is there about you do a search for yourself on Pipl.com, you might be surprised at the number of companies that claim to have information about you and your relatives.

That’s because your personal information, including your email address, phone number and daily activities on Social Networks and apps, are worth a lot of money to legitimate businesses, your new employer, government and bad guys (read hackers).

The bad guys just want to steal from you and sell it on the DarkNet. Legitimate Companies want to know as much about you as possible, so they can sell you more products and services or serve you ads that are highly relevant to your preferences. And your possible new employer might get the wrong impression of you.

So i’m going to talk about a few steps that helps you, to protect your information.

There are a couple ways to secure your own privacy without having a lot of tools installed or the need of know how.

  • Information you Share
  • Email address
  • Fake Identity
  • Browsing anonymously
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Deleted Facebook

From a lot of Facebook to No Facebook

At the beginning of this year, I removed my Facebook profile. Here’s what drove that decision.

The Facebook app was the most used smartphone app of 2015, this shouldn’t surprise anyone I guess. The average user is spending 40minutes a day on the site.

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Travel router with automatic IPVanish VPN connection

Travel Router
GL-iNet AR150 Travel Router

Recently is bought a little mini router/firewall/accesspoint (Travel Router) on dealextreme.com. I was looking for a simular device as the TP-Link WR703N, wich I already own.

I found this little device called the GL.Inet GL-AR150. The device has 2 ethernet ports, WAN and LAN (both PoE) and there is a Atheros 9331 (same as WiFi Pineapple Mark V) WiFi chipset on board. So I ordered and yesterday received it by mail. After updating the firmware to OpenWrt Designated Driver r48135 / LuCI (git-16.004.80366-03a8393 we can start!

 

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