Is Web 2.0 suicide painless?

Graham Cluley

A website called the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine has been making headlines after it offered internet users a simple one-stop-shop for wiping their data off the likes of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Although it may have been created with honourable intentions – after all, there is plenty of evidence that far too many people are sharing far too much data willy-nilly via social networks online – the Web 2.0 Suicide Machine website has stirred up some controversy after it was announced that it had been blocked by Facebook from accessing its systems.

Facebook, apparently, took exception to the way…

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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.