8 steps to limit your on­line pres­ence

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“You could sit at home and do like, ab­so­lutely noth­ing and your name goes through like 17 com­put­ers a day… We have no names man, No names. ”

That’s a quote from the movie Hack­ers back in 1995, but if ever there was a time it was more ap­pro­pri­ate, it’s now. What with the ad­vent of Cloud stor­age and ser­vices, our data is pass­ing through more com­put­ers than ever.

For the most para­noid of us, here are some (dras­tic) ways for you to re­duce your on­line foot­print. Think of them as your dig­i­tal tin foil hat.

DELETE AC­COUNTS

The first and sim­plest thing to do would be to delete the ac­counts you don’t use. If delet­ing your ac­count isn’t an easy op­tion, change your con­tact de­tails to some­thing else (a quick Google search and some imag­i­na­tion will eas­ily help with this).

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