Facebook bans developer of timeline-cleaning browser extension

By Jon Gold, Network World |  Software, Facebook

After repeated run-ins with Facebook, it seems to have gotten a bit personal for the FB Purity developer. The news section of his site frequently takes the social network to task over privacy issues and a lack of user choice, which he says his extension is designed to address.

"The original reason I developed the extension in the first place was to make it easier and less annoying to use Facebook for myself, the fact other people liked it too was just a bonus," he says. "They need to accept that users are going to use browser extensions on their site, and there's not much they can really do about it."

Email Jon Gold at jgold@nww.com and follow him on Twitter at @NWWJonGold.

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