facebook spying on us?

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Thu Sep 29 13:27:10 UTC 2011

On Thu, 29 Sep 2011 18:43:49 +0530, Glen Kent said:
> 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?

Probably you visited other pages that have links to Facebook on them.  Try
installing NoScript or similar in your browser and don't allow Facebook javascript,
and see if these connections evaporate.

Akamai is a content-caching service, just means somebody paid to have their
content be (hopefully) nearer to you network-wise.
> 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.

Two words: Big Honkin' Load Balancers.  OK, maybe more than two words. ;)

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