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  1. Social media

    Erasing Yourself From the Internet Has Never Been Easier

    It’s like you were never here. Decades on the internet have left many of us with a web of interlinked accounts that can be tricky to track down and wipe clean, but a Swedish app, Deseat.me, is trying to make it easier. The app finds any accounts linked to your Gmail, then deletes them with the touch of a button. With internet privacy under attack from laws like the U.K.’s new sweeping surveillance policy, total deletion might offer freedom from past mistakes — or at least embarrassing Myspace photos.

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