There’s more reason to be paranoid about the internet than ever before.
It was recently revealed that dozens of government agencies can access our internet histories, and it’s no wonder that more people are looking to delete their online profiles for good.
Now, a new Swedish website is helping people do just that. Deseat.me lets you delete yourself completely from the internet in just a few simple steps.
The site works by scanning apps and social media sites you might have an account, before offering a list of delete or unsubscribe list.
Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck are the developers behind the site, which is gaining popularity amongst web-skeptical users.
Sounds great. However, there is one potential catch – new users are required to sign in through their Googlemail account, which means if you signed up to things using Hotmail accounts or other email services, you won’t be able to delete them.
The team say: “Privacy and data security is something we regard as extremely important.
“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.
“That’s it, and since we use Google’s OAuth protocol we don’t have access to any of your login information.”
It’s certainly a tempting prospect – maybe it’s time to pull the plug on the internet and live a web-free life.