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Infographic: How to Commit an Internet Suicide and Disappear

Infographic: How to Commit an Internet Suicide and Disappear
Written by Agboola Sodiq
Want to commit an internet suicide and erase every trace or footprint of you online? This infographic from Who Is Hosting reveals how to remove your personal informations from the web.

Have you ever thought of an internet suicide and you feel it is the perfect way to escape the internet and whoever is tracking you? A good number of internet users leave important informations about themselves across the web and can these informations can be dangerous if they fall into the wrong hands.

The more we access the web, we leave digital footprints behind, which means we are making it easy for trackers to follow us and steal important information, sometimes these informations are used by marketers with and without our consent to show ads that follow us everywhere we go.  Do you think you’re sharing too much? Do we have the right not to be tracked? Is withdrawing from the Internet entirely to preserve your privacy even possible?

Maybe you are sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name. We actually can’t totally remove ourselves completely from the internet, there are ways to minimize the impact of our online footprint.

Note: removing your information from the web, may affect your ability to communicate with potential employers and partners.

If you found out something that you want to be  removed from Google’s search engine, you can actually request Google to remove it from their search engine results with its URL Remover Tool.

Here’s the handy graphic that would explain it all:

Internet suicide

About the author

Agboola Sodiq

To the outside world, I'm just an ordinary geek. But in secret, I work to make my world information-safe. In order to succeed, I must become someone else... I must become something else.