Smashing Security #075: Quitting Facebook

Graham Cluley

Smashing Security #075: Quitting Facebook

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.

Smashing Security #75: 'Quitting Facebook'

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Hosts:
Graham Cluley – @gcluley
Carole Theriault – @caroletheriault

Guest:
Maria Varmazis – @mvarmazis

Show notes:

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Graham Cluley Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

4 Replies to “Smashing Security #075: Quitting Facebook”

  1. 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. 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.

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

      1. 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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