How to Erase Yourself from the Internet Completely
How to Use TOR & How to Remain Anonymous Online
When we look at the internet we can look at two broad categories:
- The surface web
- The deep web
The surface web is where most of your information is easily searchable. But
the deep web is a bit more cloaked. This is where service providers like Facebook, twitter, google, and yahoo comes in. They hold more than just personal attributes about yourself, but they have information about who your close personal networks are, what places you frequent to, what goods and services you buy the most, if you are single or married, if you are republican or democrat, if you are in any financial crisis and much more.
Then there are Data Brokers, they are the most notorious ones, these are companies that secretly and well lawfully obtain every data and information they can get about you and create a profile, a profile that can explain you and your behavior and habits better than your own family can.
Scary enough? It is really true, 100% true. As shady as this may sound, the entire industry of data brokerage is completely legal. Does that mean we are at the mercy of these data brokers? Well, yes and no. If you don't do anything than yes you are at their mercy. But on the other hand, if you care enough about your privacy, then act and be heard and take action to get yourself out of these data broker's computer data base. It is hard but it can be done.
There are three ways to go about erasing your digital footprint.
- You can go about deleting all your online past from websites you have signed up for.
- Request websites you have no control over to remove your data or suppress it.
- Be self-disciplined. Don't let your data be re-acquired in the same way as before.
I made it my mission to delete myself from them and after 6 months of trying I was successful. Don't believe me? Try and see if you can find me, you know my name, it's on the cover of this book, give it a try see if you can find anything on me. You may find similar names but none would match my exact details. I checked and rechecked I know, I even paid four data broker companies to find me. Funny thing is, most of these companies want you to charge your credit card to find someone, so when I was trying to find myself, I didn't charge my bank cards instead I used a prepaid visa card that I bought from CVS.
This book is broken down into two parts to help you understand the whole process.
In First Part I Show You
- Why you should erase yourself from the Internet
- Benefits of deleting yourself from the net
- How to delete and deactivate your shopping, all social network and web services accounts
- How to remove all your email accounts
- How to delete all search engine results
- What and why worry about data brokers
- How to remove yourself from all major data brokers
- How to hire a company to help you remove yourself from internet
In Part Two I Show You:
- 14 ways to stay anonymous online
- How to eliminate all cookies, opt out of all tracking
- How to use a proxy network, how to use anonymous browsers
- How to go completely anonymous with TOR
- What and how to use VPN
- 15 Most popular Android apps to use and be anonymous
- What and how to use a Tor for Windows and Mac OS
- How to download and install the TOR browser
- 11 Do's and Don'ts's of TOR Network
I attached a sample cease and desist letter you can send to data brokers to take your personal information off their database. I also included a list of over 100 top data brokers name and contact information so you can contact them.