Many people are concerned about internet privacy. Reducing the vast amounts of information about you on the internet can be a daunting task, and most people wouldn’t even know where to start. Now, perhaps ironically, there’s an app for that. It’s called DeleteMeMobile, and it recently launched for iOS devices in the Apple App Store.
Apps that delete personal information may be the new normal, as personal data has become huge currency for the companies that buy and sell it. Data broker websites like Spokeo and Intelius collect an almost endless amount of information about you, including family members’ names, religion, estimated income, and even your internet usage history.
Once you have provided DeleteMeMobile with information about yourself, it uses the information to search for matches on the internet. After it finds your information, it lists the results for you. You then have to review the information and make sure that it is actually yours. If it is not actually a match, you can click on the results and select “This isn’t me.” If, however, it is your information, you can then select “DeleteMe” in order to have your data removed from the internet.
After you have selected to have your information removed, there is a waiting period. While the request for removal is being processed, that match will be added to a list, within the app, of requested removals. That list will be updated automatically once the internet listing is actually removed.