Facebook trackers and Google/Alphabet Web properties

I use a Firefox extension installed called Facebook Container. From my knowledge, it lights up when the current Web page you’re viewing contains a piece of code that allows Facebook to track your visit.

Recently I’ve been seeing this being activated while using Gmail, Google Docs (or whatever they have decided to call it now), and Google Voice. What the hell??

And now that I’ve gotten back into the job market I’m seeing it on Indeed.com.

Man. What incentive do places like Indeed have to place Facebook’s code on their site? Is it only self-interest or is there monetization involved?

Regardless . . . ! 🙂 I’m most shocked by the fact that Google would allow Facebook code on their pages. That seems bad. Isn’t that what this indicates?? Am I missing something?

Facebook Events and iCal

I’ve reluctantly become a daily Facebook user recently and have run into an issue where it seems like Facebook events just don’t pretend to even function as normalized calendar events and therefore don’t interoperate with systems based on iCal. Am I missing something? 🙂

I’m hoping that given this era of actual accountability in IT and citizens caring about their data more I would expect that these kinds of proprietary systems will start working better with universal standards.

Go, ISO! 🎉