Jan 052010
 
 January 5, 2010  Online

Last week, this site reported that Seppuko.com had received a cease and desist letter from Facebook over its service that enabled people to commit “virtual suicide” on Facebook. Now BBC reports that another web site, Web 2.0 Suicide Machine, has been blocked by Facebook.

Social network giant Facebook has blocked a website from accessing people’s profiles in order to delete their online presence.

The site, Web 2.0 Suicide Machine, offers to remove users from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Myspace.

It does not delete their accounts but changes the passwords and removes “friend” connections.

Seppukoo.com, which offers a similar service, was issued with a “cease and desist” letter by Facebook in 2009.

Netherlands-based moddr, behind Web 2.0 Suicide Machine, says it believes that “everyone should have the right to disconnect”.

However Facebook says that by collecting login credentials, the site violates its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities (SRR).

Read more on BBC.

If Facebook really respects user privacy and user control, shouldn’t a user have the right to give their login credentials to whomever they want?

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