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While looking at a question, I noticed that the asker's profile photo didn't load. So, I opened the image in a new tab and noticed it was hosted at fbcdn.net.

Turns out my browser had blocked the image from loading on the SE because it was considered a tracker. (it loads fine when opened in its own tab)

I don't meant to single out this user in particular, but it's the only time I've seen something like this on the site.

Here's the user (archive.org) and the image (archive.org).

  • How did this image get added to this user's profile? (I can't seem to find the add-facebook-image button in my profile)
  • Can I make my profile image one that's hosted on a remote server?
  • Was I warned about SE sending data to third parties and just missed it while signing up?

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