This Infographic Shows You How To Delete Yourself From The Internet

This Infographic Shows You How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take to remove your personal information collected all over the web.

Many of the steps are ones we've mentioned in our own guide on the subject. It also offers a few more suggestions, such as falsifying your account information for those horrendous accounts you can't delete and making sure your phone company doesn't have you listed as well. Of course, if you don't want to completely disappear from the web, you can just pick and choose which steps to do to protect your privacy and personal information.

Here's the handy graphic:

This Infographic Shows You How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

How to Disappear Online [Who Is Hosting This]


Comments

    how paranoid do you need to be about privacy to bother doing more than deactivating your social media accounts?

      For a start, realising that deactivating said accounts means that they still have all your data.

      http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2012/02/16/how-target-figured-out-a-teen-girl-was-pregnant-before-her-father-did/

        don't sign up for a data collection service then buy pregnancy supplies when your a kid. seems simple. Also i don't really care if Facebook still knows i once visited the pub and checked in >

        Last edited 06/03/14 12:48 pm

          Obviously not everyone needs or wants to delete their crap. I'd delete my accounts because they are a major time waster, but am not ready to make that step yet.

    Use an alias wherever possible, its way more fun! Or don't be naughty in the first place, it saves having to delete yourself.

    Whois data is the real bad one, I Googled my mobile number and found my hosting service had my Whois data (personal address and phone) out there for all the world to see. It also got picked up by some bad web site that wanted me to pay money to have it taken down. My info is probably still on that site as its illegal to hire a hit-man to track down and beat that (anonymous) guy.

    Last edited 06/03/14 10:52 am

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