How to Get Lost from the Internet, Without a Trace


There are many reasons why you might think about eliminating yourself or your tracks on the internet. Personal data theft, account breaches, among others. Massive use of the internet and for things that are sometimes not important only increase the chances of personal data leaking.

If you want to get rid of your digital footprint to the fullest -- even if you can't do it 100%, this is the way you can do it, as quoted by us from USA Today.

1. Delete email account

This step is especially difficult, given that email is still the most popular method of communication in the world, and email addresses are used for all types of digital transactions, including online banking.

But if you really want to be 'lost' online, delete e-mail accounts, including those that you have never opened again.

2. Start using a VPN

Leaving the Internet also means being ready to give up online banking, online shopping, and also being on social media like Instagram or other social media. But if you still can't get out of skating in cyberspace, the safest way is to use a Virtual Private Network or VPN.

You can use this network to encrypt the connection making it difficult to hack. In the business world, VPNs allow employees working remotely to establish encrypted connections with corporate networks so they can work securely. But ordinary consumers can also use a VPN.

3. Delete account!

Not realizing too many accounts online is a vulnerability that can expose so much personal data. We are often 'forced' to register or sign in using a Google account and so on when visiting a website. Then without babibu, you register right away.

So from now on, you can eliminate accounts that you no longer use. For example, an old Facebook account that is no longer used.

4. Clear data on broker site

Primary data brokers such as Intelius can gather information from public records. Secondary data brokers, such as Spokeo, collect information from primary brokers and typically add data collected from social networks and other online sources.

Allowing this information to circulate on the internet can be dangerous. Trolls may misuse names, phone numbers, addresses, or online accounts. If you want your personal information removed from a data broker site, you need to contact them and ask for it to be removed.

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