Dustin Ingram


The Problem

I don’t have a Facebook, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil. When trying to upload a photo to a status post, I was consistently getting the following error in Chrome:

> Refused to get unsafe header "X-FB-Debug"

The photo upload would work in any other browser, but wouldn’t work in Chrome on any of my machines, so it seemed this was Chrome-specific, but platform-independent.

The Solution

For me, the issue was that I was using the “Disconnect” Chrome extension to block third-party tracking, and it was blocking that particular header as well. Temporarily disabling the extension fixed the problem.