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How to DISAPPEAR from the internet: Nine-step guide
The Daily Mail ^ | 3-7-14 | Victoria Woollaston

Posted on 03/08/2014 6:58:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

Could you give up the internet for Lent - or even for good?

Following various reports about companies stealing information and complaints about oversharing on social media, a web hosting firm has created a nine-step guide on how to disappear from the web completely.

It includes deactivating accounts, removing links from search results and how to remove yourself from various lists - and for people who'd rather just stay hidden than disappear, the guide also gives tips on how to use the internet anonymously.

'Social media has made everyone’s life an open book - one that’s open a bit too far in some cases.

‘For [people] concerned about their personal information potentially costing them jobs and relationships, the decision to ‘pull the plug’ is an increasingly attractive one,' said London-based WhoIsHostingThis (WIHT).

‘While it might seem impossible to keep your private life private, the truth is you can disappear online with a little effort and dedication.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: anonymous; internet; surfing; vanish

The infographic, pictured, from London-based WhoIsHostingThis, details the nine steps needed to remove yourself from the web. It includes deactivating accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+

FULL TITLE: How to DISAPPEAR from the internet: Nine-step guide helps people vanish without a trace and then surf anonymously

1 posted on 03/08/2014 6:58:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Whew!

I’m WAAAY ahead!

Never signed up for FB or Twitter...

And I STILL need to reduce my FR time by 50%.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 7:02:01 AM PST by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thank you for posting this. I’m in the midst of becoming “invisible” and this will be a good checklist to evaluate my efforts.

Gwjack


3 posted on 03/08/2014 7:02:06 AM PST by gwjack (May God give America His richest blessings.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

bump


4 posted on 03/08/2014 7:04:15 AM PST by real saxophonist (More Cowbell.)
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To: G Larry

Just being on FR has you at the top of the Homeland Security list. I mean, how could it not?

So to me nothing else even matters in terms of worrying.


5 posted on 03/08/2014 7:05:33 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

I’m on all those places, but mainly in order to keep someone from using my DoughtyOne identity there.

I check in from time to time, but man I couldn’t live my life the way folks using those forums do.

LinkedIn may have a business networking benefit. Other than that, the folks who participate on those forums seem to have a psychological need to reach out beyond the healthy.

“Oh, I just came back from the bathroom. Boy do I feel better.”

Oui...


6 posted on 03/08/2014 7:17:29 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

M4L


7 posted on 03/08/2014 7:18:18 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ("The Pen" has a nice ring to it, kind of like "Graybar Hotel")
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Social media didn’t make people’s lives an open book, PEOPLE did that. If you don’t want too much stuff shared then don’t. You can be on facebook and twitter and NOT post every thought and every meal.


8 posted on 03/08/2014 7:21:01 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: DoughtyOne
I totally agree with you.

My point was that if somebody on FR is worried about the govt watching them, it's way too late.

Jeh Johnson has your IP address, your location, and much more.


9 posted on 03/08/2014 7:21:19 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: G Larry

Same here.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 7:26:54 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bookmark


11 posted on 03/08/2014 7:29:19 AM PST by FBD
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The only problem with disappearing from the internet is the same problem everyone who gives their OPUS at FreeRepuiblic runs into.

YOU HAVE TO STAY OFF THE INTERNET AND QUIT POSTING FOR IT TO WORK!


12 posted on 03/08/2014 7:31:03 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bookmarked


13 posted on 03/08/2014 7:31:15 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

To remove yourself from Intelius, you either have to pay them $20/yr or send them your driver’s license. Uh huh, sure. They own your azz and there’s nothing much you can do about it.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5703824_remove-listing-intelius.html


14 posted on 03/08/2014 7:38:29 AM PST by bgill
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To: Delta 21

Yeh, sorta like the Atkins diet—hard to maintain.


15 posted on 03/08/2014 7:42:51 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Or look into these.

http://vpnreviewz.com/go/hotspotshield/


16 posted on 03/08/2014 7:43:57 AM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Step one: don’t reply.


17 posted on 03/08/2014 7:45:34 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bookmark


18 posted on 03/08/2014 7:47:46 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bookmark


19 posted on 03/08/2014 7:48:38 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bump


20 posted on 03/08/2014 7:54:45 AM PST by PeteePie (Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people - Proverbs 14:34)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I thought all I had to do to disappear from the Internet was to post an Opus here and then the moderators would zot me out of existence.

That's still true, isn't it?

21 posted on 03/08/2014 7:55:38 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Bump for reference.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 7:58:07 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

bookmark


23 posted on 03/08/2014 8:02:07 AM PST by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

24 posted on 03/08/2014 8:02:51 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I don’t think any amount of removing yourself from Facebook, etc., will remove you from the internet.

Whenever you buy property or do anything that is a matter of public record, that information ends up on the internet. I was contacted a couple of years ago by someone who had never met me, but who knew my name and used it to find my mailing address by a Google search. Fortunately, this was a person I wanted to get to know as soon as I learned about her.

The fact is, you cannot hide. This was true even before the internet. You could probably become a hermit—but that is extreme.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 8:07:37 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Moving to North Korea might do it, but it’s not a very pleasant way to accomplish internet anonymity.


26 posted on 03/08/2014 8:12:52 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Delta 21

Cant one post to FR through a proxy ?


27 posted on 03/08/2014 8:12:54 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: George from New England

You can post to here from anywhere you like, but you have to be logged in to do it.


28 posted on 03/08/2014 8:16:43 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Fasmail.fm used to be a good site for free "disposable" email accounts but now they want premium accounts.

Using them you now just sign up for other accounts using fictitious addresses. Go to, www.usps.com/ then use the zip finder app to find real city zip codes.

29 posted on 03/08/2014 8:17:07 AM PST by nomad
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To: JoeProBono


PREFECT ©

30 posted on 03/08/2014 8:21:02 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Do they include instructions on how to do a good opus here on FR?


31 posted on 03/08/2014 8:25:40 AM PST by jocon307
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To: afraidfortherepublic

bump


32 posted on 03/08/2014 8:35:54 AM PST by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

To remove yourself from whitepages.com you have to create an account. That’s hardly being invisible. IOW, they have you over a barrel. You can NOT disappear. Ever.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 8:48:44 AM PST by bgill
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To: afraidfortherepublic

There is no way to unsubscribe to mylife.com


34 posted on 03/08/2014 9:03:27 AM PST by bgill
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To: nomad

for two bucks a month i also use a proxy server from firefox. It has annoying consequences like my bank web site doesn’t like it because it assumes it’s a foriegn computer but that is a good thing.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 9:54:57 AM PST by kvanbrunt2
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To: exDemMom
"You could probably become a hermit—but that is extreme."

Let's see... Sirens, traffic noise, neighbors yelling, dogs barking, sounds of televisions, radios, low flying aircraft, frequent knocks at the door, more visitors, more telephone calls, folks with nothing better to do than cruising and ogling the residents of the typical metropolitan human Zoo,...

Or living as a semi-hermit with peace, quiet and natural scenery, indulging in hobbies and physical fitness with few distractions, rarely experiencing the above sights and sounds?

Which is more extreme?


36 posted on 03/08/2014 12:15:44 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: jocon307

Of all the Opus’s, (opusii ?) posted on FReep, I’ve yet to read a “good opus”. They are all self-serving and yawners.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 12:28:38 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: familyop

Wow! You just described my life in Idaho!!...the living as a semi-hermit paragraph.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 12:30:27 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Cuttnhorse
Opus is Latin third declension neuter. The plural is opera.
39 posted on 03/08/2014 12:33:53 PM PST by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: G Larry

You can sign up and give them all the wrong information.


40 posted on 03/08/2014 12:34:54 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Cuttnhorse

There doesn’t seem to be a good plural for that word, really. I thought I knew one so I googled, this is from wiktionary:

The most common plural of opus in English is opuses. Some people use the Latin plural, opera. Opi is fairly common in the field of classical music, though mostly in informal contexts. The use of any of these three pluralizations may result in the speaker being corrected, though opi above all should be avoided in formal contexts. Outside of music, the word opus sees particularly frequent use in the expression magnum opus.


41 posted on 03/08/2014 1:42:14 PM PST by jocon307
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve added this thing called Ghostery to my browser because all these websites seem to know my Facebook info.

Ghostery is a cost-free privacy browser extension for Internet Explorer, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and Google Chrome owned by the advertising and privacy technology company Evidon. It enables its users to easily detect and control web bugs which are objects embedded in a web page, invisible to the user, that allow the collection of data on the user’s browsing habits. Ghostery also has a privacy team that creates profiles of page elements and companies for educational purposes.[2]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghostery


42 posted on 03/08/2014 1:50:11 PM PST by McGruff (Don't worry. John Kerry is in charge.)
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To: Cuttnhorse
"Wow! You just described my life in Idaho!!...the living as a semi-hermit paragraph."

Thanks. It was easy to do from pretty much the same perspective (middle of nowhere). ;-)


43 posted on 03/08/2014 1:55:04 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

bookmark


44 posted on 03/08/2014 1:59:55 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: exDemMom

Whenever you buy property or do anything that is a matter of public record, that information ends up on the internet. I was contacted a couple of years ago by someone who had never met me, but who knew my name and used it to find my mailing address by a Google search. Fortunately, this was a person I wanted to get to know as soon as I learned about her.

________________

I work with bad guys. My tax info, and my location is disappeared from the net. Most wealthy people too. I call every place that it is and they remove it into the physical search file. Wealthy communities in our area, have nothing online. Protects the citizens.


45 posted on 03/08/2014 2:41:21 PM PST by Chickensoup (leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: familyop
Let's see... Sirens, traffic noise, neighbors yelling, dogs barking, sounds of televisions, radios, low flying aircraft, frequent knocks at the door, more visitors, more telephone calls, folks with nothing better to do than cruising and ogling the residents of the typical metropolitan human Zoo,...

Do you live in the middle of the city? My neighborhood is nothing like that.

46 posted on 03/08/2014 3:09:08 PM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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