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Henry Brown
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Commentary from NakedSecurity Blog:

Half of Facebook-quitters leave over privacy concerns
Facebook, which boasts over a billion users, is by far and away the largest social network in the world. In fact, many of us would be hard pressed to name any of our own contacts who are not already registered.

Lately, however, there’s been a trend for people to disconnect from the network. Specialised sites such as The Suicide Machine and Seppukoo (both now unavailable due to issues with the social giant) made it easy for users to delete their content and contacts before having a new and inaccessible password set on their behalf in order to block their return.

So why are people committing “virtual identity suicide”?