Why visiting websites unrelated to twitter and facebook got connected to these sites?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007

    I am currently in a country where there is internet censorship.

    I noticed that sometimes when I visited websites, at the bottom of the browser, I saw connection to something.twitter.com or something.facebook.com. Websites did not load successfully. Facebook and twitter are not allowed in this country.

    Anybody knows what is going on? Why I visited other websites and the browser Firefox connected to facebook/twitter? Any way to solve this problem? Thanks
  2. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000


    Mar 20, 2009
    Near London, UK.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    A lot of the new social networking sites link to twitter, Facebook and the like...Sulia is a big culprit and it's a site I use for.posting stuff about my cats....it was only yesterday that I noticed that all posts I make there are linked to my twitter account...if there isn't a way out, I'll stop using it.
  4. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    If you use Safari then go the Safari's Extensions and get something like Ghostery and use that to stop those social button tracking.

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