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Posted by on in Computers and Internet

This is not my article.  I do not know the authors name other than the information was copied from the Facebook Group "How to permanently delete your facebook account.".

The article author writes:

"Ever tried to leave Facebook and found out they only allow you to "deactivate" your account? All your personal data, including photos, interests, friends etc will still be saved indefinitely! You don’t have to be a conspiracist to find this quite fishy (or simply annoying)!

Maybe you see no reason to leave Facebook yet?
In any case, information about how to close an account should be easily available to all members. Join this group to keep the information handy the day you appreciate your privacy more than updating long lost “friends” of your life.

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HOW TO DELETE (long version)

Go here (working link above):
http://www.facebook.com/help/contact.php?show_form=delete_account

Click "Submit" and follow the instructions.

Your account will be deactivated for two weeks, and if you DO NOT USE FACEBOOK IN ANY WAY during that period, your account is permanently deleted.

I REPEAT: Your profile isn't deleted right away! You must NOT log in to, or interact in any other way with Facebook for at least two weeks, as it will cancel the deletion request. That includes NOT logging in to Facebook using any client (like the iPhone app or IM:s like Pidgin), NOT clicking embedded Like-buttons on other websites, NOT logging in to other services using Facebook Connect (like Digg) etc etc.

Hey, while your're at it, delete all your browsing/forms history and cookies as well, to minimize the risk of accidentally using your account!

If you want out - stay out, mmmkay? ;)

This method is official and should be complete, i.e. no need to delete individual photos, comments, messages or items from your profile or anywhere else on Facebook! If you have any concerns whether your stuff is actually deleted (as opposed to being kept somewhere in the deep dungeons of Facbook's HQ) your best bet is to ask them using email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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There you have it.

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REPOSTED FROM ZDNet:

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/facebook/germany-facebook-like-button-violates-privacy-laws/2837

German Flag Facebook LikeA German privacy group says use of the Facebook Like button leads to profiling that infringes German and European data protection laws.

Facebook’s Like button today was found in violation of Germany’s strict privacy laws. Commissioner Thilo Weichert, who works for the Independent Centre for Privacy Protection (ULD) in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein, said the social network’s plugin, which allows Internet users to express their appreciation of something online, illegally puts together a profile of their Web habits.

The ULD said if you visit Facebook.com or use a Facebook plugin such as the Like button, you should expect to be tracked by the company for two years: Facebook allegedly builds a broad profile for individuals not on the service as well as a more personalized profile for its members.

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Posted by on in Computers and Internet
Bikerbich here with a question....
I am of the older generation and am worrying that my computer will not be able run there.com when it opens. I went to the webpage and found the following,

There.com requirements
256MB RAM
56k modem (Broadband is highly recommended)
500MB free hard disk space
Approx. another 500MB as disk cache for in-world content

I have broadband but my laptop is 6 years old :( I cannot afford a new laptop and to be honest this one works really well but I cannot play ANY virtual games anymore because of massive lag, or programme too big, etc. Is there a cheaper way I can get my laptop to use VW's please?
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