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Torrvarpen 4 points ago +4 / -0

You might have a long way to go, but to put it simple, every single site you've ever signed up on mist be visited individually, then you'll have to login and in best case scenario the site is GDPR compliant and has a feature that allows you to immediately remove your account.

Hopefully you remember which sites you've signed up on, if not, your browsers "saved password" feature, any password manager, search or browsing history or a notebook where you've written down account names and passwords might help you find the sites.

Some sites require you to contact support and explain why you want your account deleted while others simply refuse it.

Check for available API's, that'll help you automate removal of individual data or to edit old posts. Change name, email and password is yet another way to make an account disconnect from you.

If there's KYC or banking information involved you're fucked if the site doesn't allow account removals, unless there's a way to edit that information.

It's a long process and I'm in the middle of it myself right now, got about 500 accounts under my real name on all kinds of sites and tries to disappear. So far there hasn't been any unsolvable problems, but it sure takes time and lot's of creative solutions.

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gunteh [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

I realized Im in way over my head with all the emails, passwords, and bank accounts I opened and kept. At this point, I might need to mitigate but its going to near impossible to scrub myself off the internet.

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Torrvarpen 4 points ago +4 / -0

Time consuming indeed, but not impossible. Having many bank accounts might not be an issue as long as they don't charge you for having them. Then it's your main priority to get rid of those.

Something that might sound dumb, but somehow still makes sense would be to look for alternatives. When I switched fully to GNU+Linux I could finally ditch everything M$ related.

Got Android on all the mobile devices and could finally ditch Apple, then finally got new mobile devices which could run custom roms easily and was able to ditch Google (that was one of the hardest to get rid of, shit's deeply rooted into everything).

I guess you have to work your way through, one company at the time. Every big tech giant wiped is a big win. Reward yourself with some beer afterwards.

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BigBrassBowls 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’ve found the best way to start removing old accounts is to go through old emails, and find things you don’t ever use. Usually your email provider keeps emails long enough that you will be able to find the email from all the sites when you first signed up.

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GenKnox 2 points ago +2 / -0

Having a blackberry MP02... feelsgood.png

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PierreDerelicto 3 points ago +3 / -0

I bet 90% of people wanted to use Facebook for Tinder, 5% to stalk some girl and 4% to comment on some news site and 1% to prove to someone that they had nothing to hide after snooping on someone else's phone

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Terrortot 2 points ago +2 / -0

Don't worry about it. We're all in the same boat. Google knows your porn surfing habits but they also know Everyone else's as well, so everyone is in the same embarassing boat.

Going forward, just avoid living online so much. Better to leave fingerprints by doing things in the real world. My past digital trail is shockingly political. I was one of the first in the purge, but the people I associate with in real life were and continue to be far worse.

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StopTheInsurrection 1 point ago +1 / -0

Google knows I like big butts and I cannot lie lol.

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StopTheInsurrection 2 points ago +2 / -0

Every couple of years I change my number and email I use for personal stuff, shopping and banking. Most places sell that data. Also reset, reinstall PC, and phone, change SIM cards. Each browser on each device has it's own fingerprint, so all those apps and websites connect the dots. Don't know if you can scrub your old data that some company has.

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Jackyboi123 1 point ago +1 / -0

To be honest i trust google... Just not microsoft

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MakeAmericaGreat9 1 point ago +1 / -0

God I need to learn to give up on some things. I've had my number since I was a teenager. I'm in my 30s now. I just can't give it up.

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rosie 1 point ago +1 / -0

Instead of scrubbing, how about a disinfo campaign?

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jubyeonin 1 point ago +1 / -0

Look up the process for each website and ask for a copy of your data and to delete it affterward. California has some stricter laws regarding companies transferring information and I believe most companies do something general to comply with that and other potential state laws.

I didn't make social media using my name, so that helps, but I do need to close out a lot of stuff and I want to get that all done before I move.

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free-will-of-choice 0 points ago +3 / -3

Don't...comprehend being within motion; and move on with choices of actions that don't ignore your self sustenance. Still being tempted to go online into the world wide web of the military industrial complex (tool of control by force and suggestion by the usury cartel); then how about using the access point in the name of others? The more you share their tools; the less they can tie you down with it.

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StarSetEconomy -2 points ago +1 / -3

You could try drinking some bleach.

Just kidding. The short answer is: you can’t. It’s there forever and there’s nothing you can do about it short of changing your identity.