went a little more in-depth on the facebook autofill telemetry thing in a blog post: https://detriot.org/facebook-autofill-logging/
tl;dr firefox allows autofill snooping, but chrome does not! we should fix this!!!
so i'm curious how many other sites exhibit this behavior, and i'm using this curiousity as an excuse to do my first Go project and write a little web scraper today :)
so recently i tweeted on the "bird site" about something interesting i noticed on the facebook landing page - if you're logged out, the site's js will check to see if your browser filled in an autofill / autocomplete username, and if so, sends it back to facebook, presumably for tracking reasons.
this kinda pissed me off, since i've had a deleted facebook account forever, but have (as any normal internet user will be forced to do) gone to facebook links. they really got me this time!
hello mastodon this is my #introduction - i'm a programmer interested in decentralized systems; excited to give mastodon the ol college try.
web developer; recently relocated from Detroit to Baltimore; DSA member; nature appreciator (trail runner / rock climber)
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko