Goodbye facebook  - goodbye facebook - An apology to my Facebook followers

In mid-2013, I left my cushy job at Sophos and started to work for myself. As part of that I created a Facebook page, where I posted links to articles, and built a community of folks who were interested in computer and privacy issues.

I’m now closing that page.

For years I’ve been uncomfortable with Facebook, and called them out for their exploitation of a userbase which is mostly unaware of how their personal information is being exploited.

Facebook says it cares, but umpteen years of privacy scandals have proven that to be false.

Quitting Facebook is hard enough for many people, I don’t want to give anybody another reason to stay.

If you still want to keep up to date with me and the security news, here are some different ways:

1) My website: https://www.grahamcluley.com (there’s an RSS feed if you’re into them).

2) Twitter. 72,506 people follow me at @gcluley. You’re welcome to join them.

3) Weekly podcast. Listen to “Smashing Security” on Apple Podcasts, PocketCasts, Spotify, or any other podcast app. Or listen directly on the show’s website.

4) My email newsletter. A few times a week I send out a newsletter with interesting links about computer security and privacy issues. It’s free, and easy to unsubscribe if you decide it’s not your cup of tea. Sign-up here.

Enormous thanks to everyone who helped build up the community on Facebook, supported my writing, and contributed by leaving comments. I really appreciate everything you did, and feel bad that maybe I will lose contact with some of you.

I’m not stopping my fight to raise awareness of computer security and privacy issues – I’m just not doing it on Facebook anymore.

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About the author, 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 gives presentations on the topic of computer security and online privacy.

Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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