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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for tentatively March 18-21, 2022. Click here for more info: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/announcements/misc/1014106-meat-up-in-memphis-2021-canceled
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Tracking by Facebook and others on AmazingRibs.com

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  • BBQPhil
    Club Member
    • Sep 2017
    • 293
    • San Diego, CA
    • Yoder480, BGE, WeberGO, WeberGas

    Tracking by Facebook and others on AmazingRibs.com

    Apple's new MacOS that I am beta testing now shows sites that track users when the using the new Safari browser. Now, many sites track to understand statistics, but this site also allows Facebook to track us. And Facebook is notorious for tracking non-members and not doing it anonymously. Here is what Safari shows when arriving at this site.
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  • Attjack
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 4546
    • Primo XL
      Weber 26"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 22"
      Weber 18"
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Orion Smoker

      DigiQ DX2
      Slow 'N Sear XL
      Arteflame 26.75" Insert

      Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
      - With Rear Infrared Burner
      - With Infrared Sear Burner
      - With Rotisserie
      Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
      Weber Spirit 210
      - With Grillgrates
      ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
      Weber Q2200

      Blackstone Pizza Oven

      Portable propane burners (3)
      Propane turkey Fryer

      Fire pit grill

    I would be okay with facebook just going away.


    • ofelles
      ofelles commented
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      oh please!
  • jhapka
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 278
    • Grand Rapids, MN
    • SNS Deluxe Kamado
      26” Weber Kettle
      Pit Barrel Cooker

    I’m confident that AR is a reasonably good steward of my data, but I acknowledge that the big data conglomerates attempt to track my activity on AR. I’m an advocate for deleting all large scale social media, cancelling Amazon, and turning off notifications for everything except phone calls... and fireboard lol

    I’m glad that phone manufacturers are allowing end users some tools to restrict tracking.


    • texastweeter
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 2938
      • Republic of Texas

      Use duckduckgo and you will be OK.


      • Bkhuna
        Bkhuna commented
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        Add the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension while your at it.
    • BBQPhil
      Club Member
      • Sep 2017
      • 293
      • San Diego, CA
      • Yoder480, BGE, WeberGO, WeberGas

      The new Safari identified these trackers, but also blocked them.


      • raywjohnson
        Code Ninja
        • Jun 2017
        • 239
        • Las Vegas

        For information.

        For those that are just now getting feedback (from updated browsers) on trackers, you will discover that you are tracked all over the web. The main culprits are Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Double Click.

        I use (and have used) uBlock Origin (plugin/add-on) for years. It blocks the trackers. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir...ublock-origin/

        For Apple/iOS/iPhone (Safari), you might try Ghostery https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ghoste...er/id472789016

        I strongly suggest implementing a 3rd party blocker. Why? Because the big corp that created your browser will, at some point, take payment from Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Double Click to NOT block those trackers (cookies).


        • rickgregory
          rickgregory commented
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          well, no, because the big company that make my browser is Apple.

          people who use Chrome, though... uh... yeah
      • HouseHomey
        Club Member
        • May 2016
        • 5554
        • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
        • Equipment
          Primo Oval xl

          Slow n Sear (two)
          Drip n Griddle
          22" Weber Kettle
          26" Weber Kettle one touch
          Blackstone 36” Pro Series
          Sous vide machine
          Kitchen Aid
          Meat grinder
          sausage stuffer
          5 Crock Pots
          Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
          cast iron pans,
          Dutch ovens
          Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
          The help and preferences
          1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
          A 9 year old princess foster child
          Patience and old patio furniture
          "Baby Girl" The cat

          Erik S.

        What does that have to do with AR?

        I just figure if I’m on the Dub-ya some one is always watching.


        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          tbob4 I was worried about the photos. Steve B I can’t rest. You scare me. 😃

        • tbob4
          tbob4 commented
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          Oh - I have the photos in a blackmail folder. Lets just say I know you sometimes buy Choice and pass it off here as Prime with frosting and a toothpick paintbrush! I also know you were in Long Beach a month ago with your mask just below your nose.

        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          tbob4 dammit!
      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3483

        Since you live in California https://www.oag.ca.gov/privacy/ccpa


        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          Thank you. I fully get the slippery slope thing and the negative aspects of congregating info on a soul.
          I’m in the minority but I like the targeted adds. I’m not a window shopper. I opt out of tons of things with great success and I’m pretty much fine tuned by the sellers although some stuff is a real stretch. Wanna get rid of it all?Fine by me too.

          The criminals will always be present.

          “Generally, businesses cannot discriminate
          against you for exercising your rights under the CCPA.

        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          I got cut off for rambling again. Yeah the bad guys suck!! Big Corp just does it better and legally.

          You kids and that rock n roll!
      • DavidNorcross
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2188
        • Virginia
        • SNS Kamado
          Weber Summit S-670
          Camp Chef FTG 600
          Camp Chef Escape

          Old Hickory Knives
          More Cast Iron than I care to admit

        Just one of the many reasons I deleted FB and Instagram. I also agree with Duck Duck Go. I also use Smart Pages Also considering a VPN.


        • Bkhuna
          Bkhuna commented
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          There are many benefits to using a VPN. My VPN allows my to choose server location when logging in. I use this to access BBC that is geo-blocked. They have some great music studio films you can't access if you don't live in England.
      • JakeT
        Club Member
        • Mar 2018
        • 626
        • Cowtown (NorCal), CA
        • Lonestar Grillz 24x48
          Forno Bravo Casa 110
          Sunterra 60" Argentine Grill w/ Rear Brasero
          KBQ C-60
          Weber Kettle 22"
          Fire Magic a660i
          PK 360

          Bernzomatic w/ Mapp Gas

        I'm one of the few in my generation advocating for "social" media to go away. In my mind its a definite net negative for society. The crazy thing is...most people acknowledge that its no good but say "meh...is what it is.."

        Also...GET OFF MY LAWN!

        My mom says I'm prematurely old


        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Darn kids and their music...



      2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

      We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for tentatively March 18-21, 2022. Click here for more info: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/announcements/misc/1014106-meat-up-in-memphis-2021-canceled
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