facebook spying on us?

Eric Clark cabenth at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 13:19:27 UTC 2011

did you start your browser before looking at your connection list?

However, you're on a window's box, so it wouldn't surprise me if they helpfully started ie for you....

If you didn't start the browser you use to go to facebook (and its not ie), its fairly interesting.

On Sep 29, 2011, at 6:13 AM, Glen Kent wrote:

> Hi,
> I see that i have multiple TCP sessions established with facebook.
> They come up even after i reboot my laptop and dont login to facebook!
> D:\Documents and Settings\gkent>netstat -a | more
> Active Connections
>  Proto  Local Address          Foreign Address        State
>  TCP    gkent:3974    www-10-02-snc5.facebook.com:http  ESTABLISHED
>  TCP    gkent:3977    www-11-05-prn1.facebook.com:http  ESTABLISHED
>  TCP    gkent:3665
> a184-84-111-139.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com:http  ESTABLISHED
> [clipped]
> Any idea why these connections are established (with facebook and
> akamaitechnologies) and how i can kill them? Since my laptop has
> several connections open with facebook, what kind of information is
> flowing there?
> I also wonder about the kind of servers facebook must be having to be
> able to manage millions of TCP connections that must be terminating
> there.
> Glen

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