Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this one button
Thanks to the immense contribution of internet technology to communication and information sharing that has made modern life much easier and more convenient. However, on the flipside, there are chances of your personal information being at risk or computer being exposed to the risk of virus making you think to leave internet. Is it possible to leave the internet and remove your online presence?
Developers in Sweden have created a website that can help you delete your online presence with just a few clicks. Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me that uses Google’s security protocol to remove your entire web presence clean. The program runs on your computer, and not on the website’s servers to maximise privacy at all times.
“Privacy and data security is something we regard as extremely important,” explain the team behind the site.
“In fact, it’s our number one focus from beginning to end. That’s why we built it to run on your computer. So basically the only thing you’re telling us is what accounts you want to delete. Thats it, and since we use Google’s OAuth protocol we don’t have access to any of your login information.”
In simple words, you just need to add your email address and password, and you can remove any and all traces linked to that address with the click of a button. That means no more Gmail, Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Ebay, Amazon or any of it . However, currently, the site is only deleting the information linked to email address, which is only Gmail.
So, how does it works? All you have to do is log in with a Google account, and the programme scans for any apps or services that you have created accounts for, and creates a list of them with easy delete links. For every account, it finds the programme gives you a ‘delete’ link, which takes you to that service’s unsubscribe page. It probably takes a few clicks per account to delete, and depending on how long you need to work through the entire list, you can be account-less within the hour.