You Can Now Delete Yourself From the Internet, and Here's How
The internet can be a scary place. You only need to take a look here to find out just how closely your online behaviour can be monitored, along with the risk of password breaches and having to deal with all those fake accounts that keep liking your tweets.
It's enough to question whether the internet life is really worth it. Thankfully, if you want to tap out, there's now a solution: Developers in Sweden have created a website that can help you delete your online presence with just a few simple steps. Yep, for real.
All you need to do is head to deseat.me, which is designed as a place for users to "clean up" their internet presence. The service essentially allows you to see all of the websites you're signed up to and then decide whether you'd like to delete or unsubscribe from them.
They do ask for your email address and password so it can scan for the sites you're signed up to, something which is probably setting off your mental internet security alert straight away.
Creators Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck, though, indicate that they take users' privacy seriously and the info isn't stored on their servers. Um, okay, guys.
The path to online freedom isn't as simple as handing over your details, mind. The platform is currently limited to Gmail, meaning those pesky @hotmail and @msn accounts will still be subject to endless amounts of spam.
It also doesn't provide a consistent sweep across the internet, despite being able to rid you of popular sign-ups like Facebook and Twitter. Still, if you're looking to at least reduce your online presence, look no further.