‘Delete Facebook account’ is trending on Google

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Wow. If you were any doubt as to whether an anti-Facebook sentiment was growing amongst the public – presumably concerned about privacy issues on the social network – check this out.

Google Trends currently has “Delete Facebook account” as the ninth hottest search in the last hour in the USA.

That must mean that a lot of people are investigating how to delete their Facebook account right now.

Facebook’s bosses might be wise to rethink some of their policies, and make their users’ privacy and safety online their prime responsibility.

And if you really do want to delete your Facebook account – follow this link. (You may wish to read this…

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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.