Filtering away the Facebook Send button

The recently introduced Send button, just like the original Like button, gives Facebook the ability to track the web pages you visit while being logged in to their site. Since I don’t like to surrender this kind of information, I chose to filter away the Like and Send buttons.

Back when the Like button was launched, several bloggers I follow published the regular expression they used to filter it. Since none of them seems to have posted an updated regular expression to deal with the Send button as well, I’m posting mine, as a reminder to myself.

/https?:\/\/([^/]*)\.facebook\.com\/(plugins|widgets)\/(like|send).*

You can use it with Adblock or a wealth of other filtering software.

In real life, tawmas goes by the name of Tommaso R. Donnarumma. When asked, he describes himself as an Italian in Québec; a passionate programmer who has also been a project manager and a sysadmin; an Ubuntu user; an avid photographer; a lover of books, Baroque music, jazz, red wines, white beers; a gamer; an incurable curious.

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