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I do not use facebook and do not want to add the Gwibber update for facebook that was recently added. I have facebook blocked in opendns but I want to keep from adding this plugin. How do I make the update go away so I do not have to add it? I am using Ubuntu 12.04. If I cannot remove it, will it send my info to facebook?

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Open the terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) then type/paste

sudo apt-get remove gwibber-service-facebook

should do it.

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Thank you. I used sudo apt-get purge gwibber-service-facebook instead of remove. I suppose there isn't a lot of difference but we prefer to avoid facebook. I know others use facebook and we may reconsider but this answer was helpful. –  B Perry May 15 '12 at 20:11

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