| ||Ask HN: Is there any point in trying to clear your online footprint|
61 points by xupybd on Sept 16, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 34 comments |
|I'm starting to get worried about online privacy. I'd like try and remove some of my online identity. I'm not sure if there is any point. My plan is to shutdown all social media accounts and email. Re-opening new more anonymous ones.|
Is this going to actually do anything or will Google and other marketers figure out I'm the same person and I'll be tracked all the same?
My concern comes from tools like this https://github.com/Greenwolf/social_mapper. Given this sort of thing it seems too easy for online blackmail/extortion scams to get hold of my information.
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