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How many accounts do you have across all of the websites on the internet? I’m talking over the course of all the years since you first discovered the internet. Forums, social networks, services, etc.

For me, hundreds would be an underestimate. I can think of dozens of accounts that I’m actively using right now. It scares me to think of how many inactive accounts I have out there that are viewable to the public eye and can be used against me.

Indeed, someone can pull information from one of your public accounts in order to dox you and figure out who you are in real life How Doxing Continues to Be a Threat to Online Privacy How Doxing Continues to Be a Threat to Online Privacy Disregarding online privacy can lead to your personal details being shared online. This is known as "doxing" and can be an extremely painful experience. How can you stop doxing from happening to you? Read More . And even if your accounts are private, they can still be hacked and mined for data 3 Online Fraud Prevention Tips You Need To Know In 2014 3 Online Fraud Prevention Tips You Need To Know In 2014 Read More .

I bet you can’t even remember half of all the accounts you’ve ever created, right? I know I can’t. Which is why it’s so nifty that deseat.me now exists.

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To use deseat.me, all you need to do is sign in using your Google account and it will scan through thousands of sites and apps to match your account, then allow you to either keep them or delete them on a per-account basis based on what it finds.

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And don’t worry, deseat.me uses Google OAuth so you aren’t giving away your login credentials.

Try to close as many of them as you can. You never know when you’ve shared too much information online Online Privacy: Do You Share Too Much Information? Online Privacy: Do You Share Too Much Information? Sharing has always been a prominent part of what the Internet is and how it functions. And with social networks exploding in popularity in the past several years, sharing is probably the one aspect we... Read More and how it could be used against you in years to come.

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Do you regularly close your inactive web accounts? Or do you just let them sit and collect dust? Know of any other account-closer services like this? Let us know below!

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