Topics tagged (46 questions) and (only 7 questions, some even having both tags...) seem to cover similar domains: how to delete disks, files, VM, DB entries, etc.

Shouldn't be merged into or linked as synonyms?

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    Yes, absolutely. Considering that we are on security.se, almost any tag that has "security" or "secure" in its name will be a false flag. (Well, there are a few exceptions: mod-security, security-theater...)
    – AviD Mod
    Commented Jul 19, 2015 at 13:55
  • And, for that matter, is destruction different from deletion? Cc @AviD Commented Jul 19, 2015 at 18:50
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    @Gilles a quick glance looks like the destruction tag is more about physical destruction, but then again this is still the same purpose from our perspective... so I'm not sure.
    – AviD Mod
    Commented Jul 19, 2015 at 23:02
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    @AviD Let's see what others think Commented Jul 20, 2015 at 0:22

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On another SE, I would say "no". But on Information Security, I think the answer is "yes".

The notion of "deleting information", in a security context, implies - or should imply - securely deleting that information.

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