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Prevent Social Buttons From Breaching Your Privacy – ShareMeNot

ShareMeNot is a FireFox add-on that prevents sharing buttons embedded by websites from tracking who you are until you actually interact with the buttons.

sharemenot menu Prevent Social Buttons From Breaching Your Privacy   ShareMeNotWith all the privacy concerns about third-party tracking — especially the one employed by Facebook — ShareMeNot offers a painless solution to websites tracking you when you don’t want it.

The main concern is that, even though many sites gather information anonymously, third-party tracking devices can be used to create a profile of your browsing habits, and even you as a person, through relentless information gathering.

There’s also Chrome version that’s still very much a WIP, but offers hope that something like ShareMeNot will be available for Chrome, too.