Paranoid about the web? Here’s how to clean up your Internet presence

Designed by Swedish developers, Deseat.me is aims to help you clean up your online presence with just a few clicks on the mouse

By: Tech Desk | Updated: November 26, 2016 12:49 pm
Internet, cyber attack, delete your online presence, clean your online presence, Google OAuth protocol, deseat website, deseat.me, email accounts, technology, technology news Deseat.me carries the tag ‘Clean up your existence’, and simply requires a user to input their email address and password

Since the beginning, Internet has been a place of both beauty and horror. As more of humanity shares its day-to-day schedule, images, travel, and other information on the web; cyber attackers and scammers have found new ways to ruin lives. Swedish developers of the website Deseat.me, Linus Unneback and Wille Dahlbo, have designed the service to delete (clean up) your online presence with just a few clicks on the mouse, according to TheTelegraph.

The website carries the tag ‘Clean up your existence’, and requires a user to input their email address and password, which it claims can then remove all traces of you linked to that address. After you sign in, the service shows all websites that you are signed up for (or have accounts for) and prompts you to unsubscribe or delete them.

The website uses Google’s OAuth protocol and accesses a user’s data, and provides them with delete links for each website their account is linked to; enabling the user to wipe their slate clean. Deseat then gives a direct link to the delete page of such websites and instructions on how to delete them.

“Privacy and data security is something we regard as extremely important. In fact, its 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 Googles OAuth protocol we don’t have access to any of your login information,” said the developers on the website.

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Deseat.me only brings limited access at the moment, with only Google email ID’s being able to use this service. Even so, this is a great initiative that is aimed to give some level of control back to users.