In mid-2013, I left my cushy job at Sophos and started to work for myself. As part of that I created a Facebook page, where I posted links to articles, and built a community of folks who were interested in computer security and privacy issues.
I’m now closing that Facebook page.
For years I’ve been uncomfortable with Facebook, and called them out for their exploitation of a userbase which is mostly unaware of how their personal information is being exploited.
Facebook says it cares, but umpteen years of privacy scandals have proven that to be false.
Quitting Facebook is hard enough for many people, I don’t want to give anybody another reason to stay.
If you still want to keep up to date with me and the latest security news, here are some different ways:
2) Twitter. 81,041 people follow me at @gcluley. You’re welcome to join them.
4) My email newsletter. A few times a week I send out a newsletter with interesting links about computer security and privacy issues. It’s free, and easy to unsubscribe if you decide it’s not your cup of tea. Sign-up here.
Enormous thanks to everyone who helped build up the community on Facebook, supported my writing, and contributed by leaving comments. I really appreciate everything you did, and feel bad that maybe I will lose contact with some of you.
I’m not stopping my fight to raise awareness of computer security and privacy issues - I’m just not doing it on Facebook anymore.
Now listen to this edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast, where I talk more about quitting Facebook: