The Internet, like every other invention or scientific development, can be good and evil at the same time. Have you ever felt like deleting yourself from the internet, so that you don’t have to deal with cyber attacks, fake news, online abuse, and so on and so forth? Well, now is the time!
Swedish-based developers Willie Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck have made a website called Deseat.me that will help you wipe yourself off the internet. The process is fairly easy and all you need to provide is your e-mail address.
Firstly, you’ll need to type in your email address into the web application. The application uses this information to find everything you signed up for and offer you ways to delete your accounts.
Now, you must be wondering if it’s safe to grant permissions to a third-party app to read your emails. Trust me, the developers have thought about this before you and came up with a solution. Deseat.me uses Google OAuth protocol to sign into your Gmail account, and then the app runs entirely on your computer. They don’t have access to your login information.
After the app displays the list of services you signed up for, you can choose either of the two options: “add to delete queue” or “keep“. Once you are done with that, you will be directed to the delete queue, which contains accounts you chose to delete. You can now click on the Delete button to finalize the deletion process.
While Deseat may sound just perfect, the app has got cons too. It works only with Google accounts, and only those services connected to a particular email is deleted. However, you can repeat the same procedures for multiple accounts to make sure you are a ghost online.
Pretty interesting, ain’t it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.