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The Possibility of Completely Removing Your Identity from the Internet

Posted on the 06 November 2013 by Pcd2k @pcd2k

The possibility of completely removing your identity from the internet but, just how far into the future, is impossible to determine, largely because of the exponentially growing development of internet compliant appliances of everyday use. Up until as recently as six years ago the only everyday consumer device that was compliant on the internet was the computer. But possibly more so from the launch of Apple's iphone around 2007, a growing list of everyday consumer electronic devices are being released as connectable, or some might attest, dependent upon the internet and hence a legally binding identity to use and connect them.
Many if not the greater majority of them, need a legally binding identity in order for them to even work. To name just a few of these currently internet compliant gadgets are cell phones, tablets, refrigerators, ovens, tv's, vacuum cleaners, but on the immediate horizon if not already in the consumer market are motor cars.
The possibility of completely removing your identity from the internet I imagine there are an ever increasing number of individuals most recently matured adults realize and wish that all their naive and childish pranks they practiced online  in their youth would simply just disappear. I don't say this lightly, because you may suddenly have found the dream job you've been hanging out for, and realize all your earlier dumb postings might wreck you chance of claiming it.
Simultaneously you don't actually have to be have been say a mischievous youth, politicians are and remain among many other internet users that are privy to post embarrassing pictures of themselves and or liaisons onto the internet, simply seem to either forget or ignore the undeniable truth that is the internet: Whatever, whenever something is uploaded to the internet … remains there … forever!
So although there appears not to be a way of removing all or any those foolish prankish and down right silly or stupid postings, there is at least a way to remove the identity you used to put all that stuff there in the first place. Gizmodo's Andrew Taratola has an incredibly well researched article on exactly how to do this But heed my warning: although Taratola's help is pretty straight forward, it all depends upon your memory of what website, social media portal, newsletter or other identity compliant service you signed up for … remember all those 'whatevers' you signed up to? … probably not! … so it might be worth doing a little research of your own before dipping into  Taratola's helpful tips.


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