privacy

Today's Obsession: Deleting Yourself

AccountKiller’s a pretty simple tool to use and understand: it’s a site which shows you where, in many prevalent social services, to delete your account. It also acts as a ratings bureau for the ease of use for those services. There are three levels: black for hard to delete or undeletable accounts, grey for...

Today's Obsession: Keeping Yourself Under Lock & Key

A couple of weeks ago, a researcher at Skull Security compiled and released (as a downloadable torrent file) information scraped from about 100 million publicly-available Facebook profiles, just to prove a point: that someone can neatly package up millions of people and distribute their personal information, along with the mechanisms used to do it....