If you have Facebook "like" buttons embedded on your website, it could make you liable for breaking GDPR privacy laws, even if it's Facebook doing the illegal stuff:
You can protect your site from legal liability (and protect your users' privacy) by removing all Facebook like buttons.
Please tell your employers/organisations about this ruling, it may help convince them that Facebook is toxic (or at least that embedded like buttons are toxic).
@switchingsocial I like the idea of keeping the button image while deleting all the Facebook code. Does nothing when clicked but makes the user feel better
It is incredible how often this company breaks laws without being punished!
@switchingsocial i'm sure guilt by association isn't going to have any wide reaching ramifications
It's not "guilt by association", it's legal liability due to automatically loading trackers without user consent.
@switchingsocial You can perfectly make a like or share button without their tracking embeds. I think that this is a good thing since everyone should have the right for privacy.
I couldn't view the article, since that website uses Cloudflare, which I block. Cloudflare is a privacy nightmare.
Don't know about “like” buttons but I've done “share” buttons and it's just a hyperlink, as his Timness intended.
But this calls for the question: what about browsers prefetching links all on their own, or #html prefetch hints leading to off-site resources?
What about Google fonts?
What about scripts fetched from a CDN?
@RMW @switchingsocial That may be true, but how (and why, right) have we gotten to the point where browser eco-systems are enabling (via direct integration and not even just by plug-ins any longer) web applications to gain unprecedented access to -some, whatever- data and even the OS in some cases (well, by default that is). It started way back in the days of "Proxomitron". xF
@switchingsocial If embedding a Facebook button on your website makes you a "joint data controller", I have to wonder about ReCAPTCHA. :-)
Jeez people, down with Facebook already!
@zleap @switchingsocial (On desktop -Firefox- there's the NoScript Add-on, among a few others - like Decentraleyes, Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin - that can help retain browser functionality, while blocking as much as possible at the same time. Though it still takes configuring to not download web-fonts and a bunch of other stuff, too.)
@switchingsocial commitstrip uses facebook comments 🤢 I think they should have some instance and toot every new comic to feed and people who comment on toot will be shown on the site :) We should make iframe API for mastodon!!
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.