Delete yourself from the internet

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#3 Product of the WeekNovember 24, 2016
+1 gives a list of accounts you have over the Internet. It gives you instructions how to delete accounts you don't use.

  • Andrew Richard
    Andrew RichardSoftware Engineer and Machine learning

    Was able to find sites I don't recall signing up to but keep sending me spam emails and with this DELETE DELETE DELETE


    I ended up deleting my spam google account and to my surprise is still active so the question is does this really work on the backend?

    Not only was I able to log back into my google account but also signed into some of the websites I deleted as well

    Andrew Richard has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    The utility of it.


    Big privacy concerns.

    I'm not going to let some random entity read my emails...

    Anthony has never used this product.
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Rotem Yakir
Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make people laugh
I'm afraid to test it :)
Pierre-Marie Galite
Pierre-Marie Galite@tsunaze · mobile developer & advice giver
Michael Sitver
Michael Sitver@msitver · I build things
@rotemthegolfer I'm with you there....
Philipp Wüthrich
Philipp Wüthrich@phippuuuu · 🇨🇭
@rotemthegolfer I just tested it with my spam email. You will get a list with all Accounts and then you have to chose if you want to keep it or add it to the delete queue.
Wille Dahlbo
Wille DahlboMaker@wille_dahlbo
@rotemthegolfer It doesn't delete everything at once, you choose which ones you want to delete after you get a full list. :) (Regarding privacy, we built the app to run your computer and are using Google OAuth protocol for ultimate data security. It can't be more secure than that.)
Rotem Yakir
Rotem Yakir@rotemthegolfer · Guggy CEO - Make people laugh
@wille_dahlbo cool! @phippuuuu - Thanks, my curiosity was killing me :)
Wille Dahlbo
Wille DahlboMaker@wille_dahlbo
Hello guys! Its awesome to be featured here, thanks @fritjofsson! We want to make it easier for you to control your internet presence. It’s like our good friend Erlich Bachman once said: "The ultimate control is the power of destruction". All feedback is golden. Rock on! 🤘
Angelo Francisco
Angelo Francisco@angelofrancisco · Mobile Developer, Booky
@wille_dahlbo How do I remove things from my delete queue?
Wille Dahlbo
Wille DahlboMaker@wille_dahlbo
@angelofrancisco Just press 'Delete ⛔️' :)
@wille_dahlbo Is there a reason it asks permission to view/search email messages in my Gmail account?
Wille Dahlbo
Wille DahlboMaker@wille_dahlbo
@bscottx Its to index what accounts you have, though the app runs completely on your computer.
Tom Bielecki
Tom Bielecki@tombielecki · Cofounder, PrintToPeer
@wille_dahlbo @angelofrancisco press delete to not delete something? that sounds pretty counterintuitive
Jan Rhein
Jan Rhein@herrrhein
I really like the idea and tested it with an old gmail account I ditched some years ago. It found about 50 accounts and I selected nearly all of them. But then I realised it doesn't do anything automatically. It just provides you a to-do list with links to the services' account deletion page. It is a nice start to know where you still have all your old accounts but still there is too much manual work needed.
jeff!@the_real_jw · larry bird parody account
@herrrhein man, we have a lazy society when clicking a few times is described as "too much manual labor"
Alex Abian
Alex Abian@alexabian · Intl. SysAdmin / Photographer
@the_real_jw But clicking a few times x 100, its clicking A LOT!
Bryna Corcoran
Bryna Corcoran@brynatweets · VP, Digital Marketing
@the_real_jw, @herrrhein is right. I tried it too and I was ok to go one by one and begin to delete things manually, but some of the accounts you have to log into in order to delete the accounts entirely. It's bloody tiring! Example: Delete Tumblr > login to Tumblr > Please use password you set up ages ago to approve this deletion > Oh, you don't remember that password? > Click forgot password link > Recover password > Log back in > Now, where were we? Oh, right .. delete account > Are you sure you want to delete account? > Yes > Please use password you reset to approve this deletion > 25 mins later you have now finally deleted you account > Now on to the next account Deseat me suggests > Ugh, forget it.
ely with machine
ely with machine@mwhitney_atx · Creative Director
@herrrhein I thought the same thing initially. It automates the process of going through Gmail to find likely Internet-service accounts associated with the given email address. That alone is helpful; I would opt to not create a list (and therefore not delete anything) if I had to scour my backlog of Gmails manually. The secondary value prop is that they have done the legwork to find the delete links, etc., making each account's removal process as simple as possible. If that's true, that's also a significant time saver. I would ask, though, if my assumption is correct--i.e., does it 'only' find accounts associated with Gmail? That would not remove me from the Internet by a long shot.
Will Bowman
Will Bowman@asked_io · Web Developer Since 1998
@alexabian @the_real_jw I stopped after 5, nothing deleted. A few clicks would be better then what it is now: * click to add to list * click to delete * click to goto site to delete * X clicks @ w/e site you goto, if there is even an option * click (or kb stroke) to close newly opend tab Could just click once, add to list = goto site to remove, bam, done.
Thibault Milan
Thibault Milan@thibault_milan
I'm a bit disapointed. I sign-in with my google account then ... loading animation ... never ending ... error in app.js in the chrome console, nothing in safari ... Waiting 10-15min. Still nothing. How long is it supposed to be ?
@thibaultmilan I'm very sorry to hear that :( With a fast internet connection it should only take a few seconds, so obviously I screwed up somewhere. > error in app.js in the chrome console Could you post the error message? > nothing in safari Probably because of how Promise rejections are handled in Safari. Sadly it doesn't report anything :(
Thibault Milan
Thibault Milan@thibault_milan
In firefox I have Cross Origin error. CORS header missing :/
Thibault Milan
Thibault Milan@thibault_milan
@linusu Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property 'value' of undefined at at (native) at
@thibaultmilan Thank you! I'll get on it ASAP. Again, apologies for the problems...
Moshe Cotacallapa
Moshe Cotacallapa@frankmoshe · Traveler. Scientist.
@linusu @thibaultmilan Same here, the console shows: Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property 'value' of undefined at at (native) at Using Opera 41
Carl Fritjofsson
Carl FritjofssonHunter@fritjofsson · Internet dude -
Avoid the NSA and go offline! Instantly get a list of all your accounts online, matched with direct links to delete them.