Social Media Buttons with Privacy (Shariff)

Our website fulfills the wishes of many users: Articles on our blog can be shared quickly and easily on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin or Xing. For this we have created with our social buttons the opportunity to use these services – but still protect your privacy. What does that mean?

Normally, such social plugins cause every visitor to a page to be immediately caught by these services with their IP address and their further activities to be logged on the Internet. This happens even if the user does not click on one of the buttons.

To prevent this, uses the Shariff method. Our social buttons only establish direct contact between the social network and visitors when the latter actively clicks on the share button. If the user is already logged in to a social network, this is done on Facebook without another window. On Twitter, a pop-up window will appear where you can edit the text of the tweet.

Users can post content on in social networks without being able to create complete surf profiles. With the Shariff method, takes into account the privacy interests of its visitors as much as is possible with the current state of the art. The Shariff method is already used by many websites to protect their users. The starting point was an initiative by Heise de, where you can find more information about the current state of the discussion.

Initiative of for a 2-click method called “Shariff” (content further information and technical details)


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