While loading this Stack Overflow question, I briefly saw this in my status bar:
Downloading from graph.facebook.com
The full request:
GET /100001936071639/picture?type=large HTTP/1.1 Host: graph.facebook.com User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Accept: */* Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br DNT: 1 Referer: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14714953 Cookie: <edited for brevity, lots of stuff> Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0
I am not a fan of Facebook receiving information about me. My SO account is not linked to a Facebook account for authentication, obviously.
QUESTION: If I block
facebook.com, will some Stack Overflow features stop working, or silently fail?