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Facebook blocks social network eraser website  

January 5, 2010

Social network website Facebook has said that it is blocking a website called 'Web 2.0 Suicide Machine' that helps users delete their social network profiles, reports PTI.

 

The number one social network also said that it had sent a 'cease-and-desist' letter to another website, Seppukoo.com, which also helps you erase your virtual identity from the Internet.

 

The Web 2.0 Suicide Machine site, which features a hangman's noose on its homepage, deletes profiles, friends and other information on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and LinkedIn for users who provide their account information.

 

"This machine lets you delete all your energy sucking social-networking profiles, kills your fake virtual friends, and completely does away with your Web2.0 alter ego," it says.

 

Facebook, in a statement to AFP, said the suicide site was in violation of Facebook rules.

 

"Facebook provides the ability for people who no longer want to use the site to either deactivate their account or delete it completely," the social network service provider said.

 

"Web 2.0 Suicide Machine collects login credentials, which is a violation of our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR)," it said.

 

"We've blocked the site's access to Facebook as is our policy for sites that violate our SRR," Facebook said. "We're currently investigating and considering whether to take further action," it added.

Yogesh Sapkale

 


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