Smashing Security #075: Quitting Facebook

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Smashing Security #075: Quitting Facebook

Should you quit Facebook? How do you delete your Facebook account? What do you need to consider before leaving Facebook for good? And what’s the easiest way to successfully go cold turkey on Facebook?

Find out in this special splinter episode of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, who are joined this week by special guest Maria Varmazis.

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Smashing Security #75: ‘Quitting Facebook’

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4 Responses

  1. Chris Pugson

    April 26, 2018 at 6:39 am #

    I logged onto my Facebook account for the first time in eight years last weekend. I can only describe the experience as like being sucked into a virtual swamp. There are data receptors everywhere. It was impossible to keep reliable track of my doings while in there. Flagging stuff as private seems to be made deliberately difficult as the privacy of each individual entry must be seperately switched, or so it seems. I could well believe that Facebook has been expressly designed to behave in a way which maximises the extraction of personal data from users while obfuscating the employment of privacy controls. The POTUS talked about draining the swamp. How well he could have applied this to Facebook.

  2. alex

    April 26, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    Where do we find printed transcripts of your pod casts? Some of us find your audio casts silly and annoying but we’d still like to peruse the content in printed form to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    • Mike in reply to alex.

      April 27, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

      Seconded Alex. I find podcasts to be fine if you have nothing else to do, otherwise it is a huge waste of time.

      • Graham Cluley in reply to Mike.

        April 27, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

        Sorry to hear you guys don’t like podcasts.

        How much would you be willing to pay for a transcript? Because we’d either have to spend some hours each week making one for you, or paying someone to do it for us.

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