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Facebook’s new advertising program, Beacon, is so flawed with regard to its privacy controls that you shouldn’t use it. But since Facebook has waffled about whether & how you can actually opt-out of this, you should just block it.

Unless and until they change the technology, this simple technique will prevent Beacon from sending anything from your browser sessions to Facebook’s Beacon. Apparently, all the javascript that controls this is located behind a common URL: facebook.com/beacon

Using a URL-blocker with that in a rule should do the trick. Here’s where I learned about this:

http://tinyurl.com/2xjak6