Infowar, Online Privacy
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With all the privacy issues surrounding Facebook, many people are considering quitting the site altogether.
In October, Google engineer Brian Kennish debuted Facebook Disconnect , a Chrome extension that wipes out virtually all evidence of Facebook from your Web experience. Since then, Kennish has quit his job with Google to focus entirely on Disconnect , another extension for Chrome and RockMelt that aims to help users to block the larger scope of tracking devices on the increasingly social Web. Kennish released Facebook Disconnect in October and the extension quickly gained popularity, hitting the top 10 list of Google Chrome extensions. He told us that he quit his job at Google three weeks later so that he could "develop tools that make it trivial for the average user to understand and control the data they share whenever they browse or search the Web." He said that he thinks Google is "collecting more personal data than any other company" and "to fight for user privacy while working there would've been impossible."