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Carl Fritjofsson
Avoid the NSA and go offline! Instantly get a list of all your accounts online, matched with direct links to delete them.
Wille Dahlbo
Hello guys! Its awesome to be featured here, thanks @fritjofsson! We want to make it easier for you to control your internet presence. Itโ€™s like our good friend Erlich Bachman once said: "The ultimate control is the power of destruction". All feedback is golden. Rock on! ๐Ÿค˜
Angelo Francisco
@wille_dahlbo How do I remove things from my delete queue?
Wille Dahlbo
@angelofrancisco Just press 'Delete โ›”๏ธ' :)
@wille_dahlbo Is there a reason it asks permission to view/search email messages in my Gmail account?
Wille Dahlbo
@bscottx Its to index what accounts you have, though the app runs completely on your computer.
Tom Bielecki
@wille_dahlbo @angelofrancisco press delete to not delete something? that sounds pretty counterintuitive
Willow Bellemore
@tombielecki @wille_dahlbo @angelofrancisco "Remove from Queue" would be better.
Hanna Xu
@wille_dahlbo Tried it with a small account. But I noticed no way to delete my deseat me account after trying it. A bit odd that a site used to help delete accounts cannot easily delete the account.
Patrick de Hahn
@wille_dahlbo @fritjofsson what about Yahoo? Some may want to scrub that
Wille Dahlbo
@patrickdehahn coming soon๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Patrick de Hahn
@wille_dahlbo yayayayay
Freddy Gonzรกlez
@fritjofsson @wille_dahlbo I want to try it, but are you going to store my email for something else?
Wille Dahlbo
@maddenamy_ No. You can read more here:
Rotem Yakir
I'm afraid to test it :)
Pierre-Marie Galite
@rotemthegolfer Don't ^^
Michael Sitver
@rotemthegolfer I'm with you there....
Philipp Wรผthrich
@rotemthegolfer I just tested it with my spam email. You will get a list with all Accounts and then you have to chose if you want to keep it or add it to the delete queue.
Wille Dahlbo
@rotemthegolfer It doesn't delete everything at once, you choose which ones you want to delete after you get a full list. :) (Regarding privacy, we built the app to run your computer and are using Google OAuth protocol for ultimate data security. It can't be more secure than that.)
Rotem Yakir
@wille_dahlbo cool! @phippuuuu - Thanks, my curiosity was killing me :)
Wille Dahlbo
@rotemthegolfer @phippuuuu Awesome! ๐Ÿค˜
Mikhail Ezhov
@wille_dahlbo @rotemthegolfer so you can see all data from account before deleting it?
Wille Dahlbo
@mikhail_ezhov @rotemthegolfer Just the fact that you are a user at the service, no specific data from the service itself.
Adheen Ajay
@wille_dahlbo @rotemthegolfer How do I make sure that those accounts are deleted? Is there any way for that?
Luke Fitzpatrick
@rotemthegolfer I couldn't resist myself from tweeting your comment :) (I think I'd be afraid too ... haha)
@rotemthegolfer I don't think that someone has done so yet. I'd like to see this work. ๐Ÿ˜„
Chuck Pos
@wille_dahlbo @rotemthegolfer How does it get all sites you have accounts with
Pierre-Marie Galite
Is it possible to delete just a couple of accounts, not all of them?
Mohammed Erraysy
@tsunaze Good question.
Wille Dahlbo
@tsunaze @hiddenfounders Yep absolutely!! First things that happens is that we show you all your accounts and the second thing is that we match them with Delete links. So you can choose for each account you might have :)
Jan Rhein
I really like the idea and tested it with an old gmail account I ditched some years ago. It found about 50 accounts and I selected nearly all of them. But then I realised it doesn't do anything automatically. It just provides you a to-do list with links to the services' account deletion page. It is a nice start to know where you still have all your old accounts but still there is too much manual work needed.
@herrrhein man, we have a lazy society when clicking a few times is described as "too much manual labor"
Alex Abian
@the_real_jw But clicking a few times x 100, its clicking A LOT!
Bryna Corcoran
@the_real_jw, @herrrhein is right. I tried it too and I was ok to go one by one and begin to delete things manually, but some of the accounts you have to log into in order to delete the accounts entirely. It's bloody tiring! Example: Delete Tumblr > login to Tumblr > Please use password you set up ages ago to approve this deletion > Oh, you don't remember that password? > Click forgot password link > Recover password > Log back in > Now, where were we? Oh, right .. delete account > Are you sure you want to delete account? > Yes > Please use password you reset to approve this deletion > 25 mins later you have now finally deleted you account > Now on to the next account Deseat me suggests > Ugh, forget it.
ely with machine
@herrrhein I thought the same thing initially. It automates the process of going through Gmail to find likely Internet-service accounts associated with the given email address. That alone is helpful; I would opt to not create a list (and therefore not delete anything) if I had to scour my backlog of Gmails manually. The secondary value prop is that they have done the legwork to find the delete links, etc., making each account's removal process as simple as possible. If that's true, that's also a significant time saver. I would ask, though, if my assumption is correct--i.e., does it 'only' find accounts associated with Gmail? That would not remove me from the Internet by a long shot.
Will Bowman
@alexabian @the_real_jw I stopped after 5, nothing deleted. A few clicks would be better then what it is now: * click to add to list * click to delete * click to goto site to delete * X clicks @ w/e site you goto, if there is even an option * click (or kb stroke) to close newly opend tab Could just click once, add to list = goto site to remove, bam, done.
Antoine Marguerie
Thanks, that's useful, but I'd prefer getting a full list of the accounts than having to indicate one by one if I want to keep it or not.
Thibault Milan
I'm a bit disapointed. I sign-in with my google account then ... loading animation ... never ending ... error in app.js in the chrome console, nothing in safari ... Waiting 10-15min. Still nothing. How long is it supposed to be ?
@thibaultmilan I'm very sorry to hear that :( With a fast internet connection it should only take a few seconds, so obviously I screwed up somewhere. > error in app.js in the chrome console Could you post the error message? > nothing in safari Probably because of how Promise rejections are handled in Safari. Sadly it doesn't report anything :(
Thibault Milan
In firefox I have Cross Origin error. CORS header missing :/
Thibault Milan
@linusu Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property 'value' of undefined at at (native) at
@thibaultmilan Thank you! I'll get on it ASAP. Again, apologies for the problems...
Moshe Cotacallapa
@linusu @thibaultmilan Same here, the console shows: Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property 'value' of undefined at at (native) at Using Opera 41
@frankmoshe @thibaultmilan Should work now ๐Ÿ™Œ please comment if the issue persists ๐Ÿ˜Š
Moshe Cotacallapa
@linusu @thibaultmilan Now it shows a redirection problem after login.
Adam Huet
@frankmoshe @linusu @thibaultmilan same for me on iPad
@linusu Tested on Safari and Chrome with 2 different gmail accounts and I'm facing the same problem : after typing my password it redirects me to the account chooser page ( but clicking on the account redirects me to the same account chooser page. No error in console.
Ryan McLeod
@linusu @frankmoshe @thibaultmilan Was getting tons of 500 errors in console but a refresh did the trick! Edit: After what felt like forever, I was able to triage 200+ accounts, but in the end only 3 had delete instructions >_< I hope you can continue to take this tool further and also reassure users that hitting "add to queue" or "delete" won't automatically close their accounts :)
@adamhuet @frankmoshe @thibaultmilan That issue should hopefully be resolved now, apologises for the inconvenience. Please comment again if there is any more problems. A huge thank you for taking the time to report this, you guys rock ๐Ÿค˜
@_felx This should be fixed now, sorry for the inconvenience, rock on ๐Ÿค˜
Fehim Tabak
@linusu @_felx For me it's: app.js:1 Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property 'address' of undefined(โ€ฆ)parseMessagesToAccount @ app.js:1(anonymous function) @ app.js:1
Kam Nagra
Been waiting for something like this ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
Wille Dahlbo
@nagra__ Awesome! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Moritz Kobrna
117 awaiting decision ๐Ÿ˜ณ Let's do it โ€ฆ
Palak Zatakia
Somehow, it's been 5 minutes and the app is still loading. This doesn't seem normal, is it?
@palakzatakia You might have been bitten by the same bug that some other users reported. It has been fixed now though, so if you try again it should hopefully work ๐Ÿ‘Œ
Palak Zatakia
@linusu Works like a charm now! ๐Ÿ˜ธ ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
@palakzatakia Awesome!! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
Duygu Keskek
@wille_dahlbo The idea behind this application is really good ! However, I expected this to delete all of my accounts automatically and saw that it just directs me to deactivation pages. Made me a little bit disappointed :/
Ouriel Ohayon
do you actually delete the accounts? or just help spot what to delete?
Wille Dahlbo
@ourielohayon Both. First step is spotting what to delete then we match those with direct delete links.
Igor Marchuk
great idea. most services are not supported to get deleted directly yet though
Sam Ayres
app.js:1 Uncaught (in promise) TypeError: Cannot read property 'value' of undefined(โ€ฆ) ๐Ÿ˜ถ
@sam_ayres Should work now ๐Ÿ™Œ please comment if the issue persists ๐Ÿ˜Š
Steven H
what if i want to delete accts i signed up for with other than google email address?
Pablo De Miguel
Love the idea. Some services are hard to delete!
Rube's World
Will definitely show my mom next time she says, "Everything you put on the internet is there forever!" Great build!
BIn Bin
Unfortunately you can't delete yourself from the internet
I'm curious to know whether it's "de-doxing" ?? I haven't tested your service yet, but in the hackers world, this is called "Dedoxing", since they prefer to remain anonymous. I had once tested something like this and it worked. We leave a lot of data trails behind, so this might clean up those trails.
Chafik Boukhalfa
I clicked "Keep" on one of the websites and the app has crashed. Got 2 console errors: - ( Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 502 (Bad Gateway)) and the other is - app#:1 Uncaught (in promise) SyntaxError: Unexpected token < in JSON at position 0
@chafreaky These are probably due to our recent downtime. Apologises for that, we are now running a cluster of nodes behind a load balancer, so hopefully it will work better now. Thanks for reporting! You rock ๐Ÿค˜

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