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Want to delete yourself from the internet? Use this website will erase all the online accounts connected to your Gmail address

Earlier this month, the Tories’ Investigatory Powers Bill was passed into law. The contentious new legislation – dubbed ‘the snooper’s charter’ – allows the government to view the details and Internet browsing history of all UK citizens, giving them the most extreme spying powers in the world. 

Teamed with all the other sinister stuff that’s been happening online in recent months (fake news, cyber terrorist threats, and Donald Trump’s general existence), the urge to log off the internet is stronger than ever. And now, with new website, you may finally be able to.

The project, which was invented by Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck, aims to “clean up your internet presence”. Users give the site their Gmail address, and are swiftly presented with all online accounts associated with it. They are then given the option to ‘delete’, ‘keep’ or ‘unsubscribe’ from each one.  – which is still in development – is currently only available to Gmail users, but works with a number of larger sites including Twitter, Facebook and Evernote. “We give you a list of all the accounts and services you have ever created an account for,” reads the website. “We match them with direct links to their delete page, and instructions on how to delete your account for good.”

For those wary of giving out their email details, the website also claims to use Google’s security protocol. This means that all login information is kept as secure as possible. “Privacy and data security is something we regard as extremely important,” the site adds. “In fact, it’s our number-one focus from beginning to end. That’s why we built it to run on your computer.

“The only thing you’re telling us is what accounts you want to delete. That’s it.”

Try out here