How to delete online accounts

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Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. By submitting your email, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Most of those accounts probably still exist, and they likely contain a mix of your personal data, identity details, and credit card numbers. We live in an age when data breaches are common. What happens if a developer goes rogue and abuses saved credit card numbers, spams you, or sells their service to a company that will?

Delete Your Old Accounts (If You Can)

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Finally ready to get off the grid? It's not quite as simple as it should be, but here are a few easy-to-follow steps that should point you in the right direction. If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. So, how can deleting yourself from the internet prevent companies from acquiring your info?

How to delete online accounts and reduce your security risks

Not many websites occupy this space, but the two best sites to help you delete online accounts include:. Based on size alone, AccountKiller is, well, a killer service for account deletion information. Much of the information on this site is user-submitted, so it may not always be as accurate as possible. Account Killer offers a whitelist and a blacklist.
I recently received an email about a data breach at Drizly , a website I used one time three years ago to send a former co-worker a bottle of whiskey. I had completely forgotten I had an account there, and I decided I should just delete it, so I went searching through the account settings—only to find no way to delete it on my own. That frustration set off one of my stranger pandemic-quarantine hobbies: finding and deleting as many zombie accounts full of personal information as I could. Drizly is certainly not the only service to fall victim to a data breach.