Tech Tuesday: Delete Internet History

Who hasn’t had the urge to totally delete their internet accounts but the task feels so daunting, with hundreds of accounts you may have.  How would you go about slogging through each and every gaming website, online store, music depository, social network?  Believe it or not, there are options out there to ease the way for you.


From Fox News,

Launched last week by developer Robb Lewis and designed by Ed Poole, provides a growing list of Internet-connected services, with links and information about the account deletion process. When available, direct links to account delete pages are provided. also categorizes each service into “easy,” “medium,” “hard,” and “impossible,” depending on the difficulty of deleting an account from that service. The site also provides tidbits of information about account deletion for each service.

There’s also  Account Killer, If you have trouble remembering all your accounts, has a huge list that includes direct links to deleting your profile from over 500 different sites. Your Google search for your name in the first step should also provide a guide to places you used your real name to create an account.

You have a couple different options for this. You can pay a service like DeleteMe $99 to go through and delete all these results. Or you can follow DeleteMe’s own guide to do it yourself.

Chances are you still want to use the Internet, right? In that case, you’ll need to set up a few things to ensure your data stays locked down. That means creating a fake identity.

To do so, you can create an email address on a service like Gmail or Outlook with a pseudonym.Fake Name Generator is a great way to come up with a new identity complete with birthdate, and everything else.

You can also use a temporary email address for all your communications, and then use your new pseudonym and fake email address to sign up for any services you need. To keep your cell phone records private, you might also consider using Google Voice instead of going through a carrier since you can make up your Google Account name.