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Here’s How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

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Are you planning to walk away from the craziness and hubaloo the Internet brings? Apparently there’s a website that allows you to escape online attacks, fake news articles, hoax stories as well as security hacks.

Deseat.me, a website created by developers in Sweden, helps you get rid of your online presence with just a few clicks, according to The Telegraph.  It allows you to access all of the websites you’re signed to and asks if you’d like to unsubscribe or delete them. To do this, you only need to provide your email address and password so it can look for the sites you’ve signed up to.

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According to developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck, the program runs on the user’s computer rather than their servers since they take privacy of users seriously. The website utilizes Google’s security protocol so that it won’t be able to gain access to users’ log in information.

“So basically the only thing you’re telling us is what accounts you want to delete. That’s it, and since we use Google’s OAuth protocol we don’t have access to any of your login information,” the developers said.

However, deseat.me only deletes accounts which use Google email address. This means you will have to go to the website yourself and take down your account if you used a  different email address like Hotmail or Yahoo. Reports also claimed that the services hasn’t managed to recover account deletion information from every service and may never work for smaller sites.

Follow these simples steps to clear your online presence.

  1. Go to deseat.me and sign in with a Google email address.
  2. Check the list of websites you have an account with and decide whether you want to to “keep”, “delete” or “add to delete queue”.

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