Sunday, March 2, 2014

How to Disappear from the Internet.

The infographic, pictured, from London-based WhoIsHostingThis, details the nine steps needed to remove yourself from the web. It includes deactivating accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+

In the second stage, WIHT recommends users search for themselves, pictured. This will reveal which sites a user has signed up for in the past, but no longer uses such as a MySpace. Search engines can help people track down their old web activity

The third step in WIHT's nine-step plan involves uploading false information into the accounts that can't be deleted, including fake names and locations, pictured. This has the double benefit of removing traces of the user, but also letting the user continue to use the web under an alter ego

Step four involves unsubscribing from mailing lists that send emails to an inbox, or junk folder, pictured

The final two steps involve contacting phone companies and online directories, and asking to be made unlisted before deleting every email address, pictured

The WIHT infographic also details tips on how to keep on top of online data, and how to browse anonymously using DuckDuckGo

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