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Eleven million Facebook users in the US and the UK have deleted their Facebook accounts in view of recent NSA spy program revelations. The increasing number of users who delete their accounts due to privacy concerns and fear of internet addiction, are dubbed as committing "virtual identity suicide."
Approximately 9 million Facebook users in the US and 2 million people in the UK have deleted their accounts from the social network, the Daily Mail reports.
“People are becoming more cautious about privacy in hyperspace – this is mostly due to the recent NSA spy program disclosures," said Brenda Wiederhold, editor of the Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking magazine
Without Facebook, so many sad people would have to phone 20 people every morning just to tell them that they had oatmeal for breakfast.
reply to post by bkaust
Ok , but how have you protested the PRISM intrusion in to everyone's life , have you had a reaction to it?
Or do you see it as being ok?
Worth listening too.edit on 19-9-2013 by Pinkorchid because: (no reason given)