Abine Launches a Delete Button For the Internet! [video]

This week may mark one of the greatest launches yet made in the history of the Internet: Abine, a US based privacy company, has launched DeleteMe.

What It Does:

Instead of tracking down your old content and profiles online, Abine offers a service that costs between $10 and $100 to track down and remove your data online. The service combines a mixture of automated and manual processes to track down personal information. Abine staffers will do much of the leg work, taking advantage of privacy regulations and firing off emails and faxes to unresponsive networks.

Although Abine can’t yet guarantee the deletion of all of your personal information online, they promise that “they are doing their best“.

For more information on DeleteMe, check out the following video:

For more details, you can read more at Fast Company.com.

I wonder: Will DeleteMe be able to achieve Abine’s promises? Will it really be as effective as they claim it is? And if so, how will that change the way we use the Internet?

Looking forward to your comments and insights down below…

Comments and Reactions

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com Amer Kawar

    I like the idea of having the option to delete myself even though there is no obvious way to do so.

    Cool post.

  • http://blog.thoughtpick.com M.Bamieh

    Actually i think that the EU is working on a legislation that will make such a facility be required out of the internet. so that you are able, upon request, to completely wipe out every reference of your online presence from the entire internet.

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