Sunday, August 25, 2013

Via JMG: How To Disappear From The Web


 
Wired explains a new website:
Even if you’re not Edward Snowden, there are times when excising your social media presence is necessary. Companies usually don’t make it easy, though, often hiding the delete button inside myriad confusing menus and settings. Save some time and bookmark justdelete.me, a new page that collects direct links for killing various accounts dead and puts them all on one, easy-to-use page. Justdelete.me is an excellent resource and evidently quite a bit of work went into it. For instance, for Facebook, the link goes directly to the delete button (no “deactivation” shenanigans here.) But not all accounts are as simple: Sometimes you’ve got to contact customer service, or, like Netflix, they’ll cancel your account but won’t delete your data. Even here justdelete.me excels, linking to the relevant help pages and contact forms.
One of the Wired readers wonders: "If you had access to someone else's accounts, could you use this tool to assassinate their online presence? Example: A frenemy leaves their laptop open. You go to justdelete.me and ka-POW!"
 
Reposted from Joe
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