By Justice Roy
Have you ever wondered what happened to all of those game offers or stupid High school clothing websites that you wouldn’t dare step back into. Well all of those accounts still exist…
Now before you gasp and worry if your future employer will find out about your myspace account or your former addiction to hot topic know that there is still hope. A new Swedish company has developed a website that helps delete your social footprint. The way it works is simple you enter your email and it generates a list that shows you all of your old embarrassing opt ins you have ever done with that email. And you can choose to delete the ones you do not care about anymore.
“It also hasn’t managed to retrieve account deletion information from every service yet so some appear with a greyed out delete button. And it may never work for smaller sites. That said, it does already work with most major websites that users would be likely to have accounts with, such as Facebook, Twitter and Evernote.”
“he Swedish duo write: ‘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.’”
So overall its not like a massive delete button or a all or nothing effort. You have the ability to choose what you do and do not want to keep or delete.
With our growing digital world we need to make sure that our online presence is visible but is carefully analyzed. Not only is having information out there that is unused silly its also dangerous.
Every few weeks there is another major hack of some website that gets their information hacked and emails and password dumps.