After having NoScript disable the Facebook Like widget a couple of weeks ago, I felt really bad for Mark Zuckerberg who must have been feeling singled out by my actions. If only to make all widgets equal and as I don’t use them anyway, I’ve now told NoScript (only available in Firefox) to also block the Google+ and Twitter widgets with the following ABE User ruleset (under NoScript Advanced options):
# also stop google+ widget Site plus.google.com Accept from plus.google.com Deny INCLUSION(SCRIPT, OBJ, SUBDOC)
# and twitter Site platform.twitter.com Accept from twitter.com Deny INCLUSION(SCRIPT, OBJ, SUBDOC)
# Allow Facebook scripts and objects to be included only # from Facebook pages Site .facebook.com .fbcdn.net .facebook.net Accept from .facebook.com .fbcdn.net .facebook.net Deny INCLUSION(SCRIPT, OBJ, SUBDOC)
This tells NoScript to allow Facebook scripts (you know, to visit facebook.com), but to stop them from being included in other sites. I guess with NoScript’s surrogate scripts one might even be able to replace Facebook’s Like-widget with one that just shows the old-fashioned (and harmless) share-button. Now wouldn’t that be fun?