When was the last time you logged in to your old MySpace Account?
Are you sure you really deleted your LiveJournal?
Consumer Reports says one easy way to improve data security is to shut down defunct social media accounts.
MySpce makes it easy. After you login — click the gear icon at the bottom left of the page. Then, select account and then click delete account.
LiveJournal is a bit more complicated.
After you login, click your username at the top right. Select settings …then account…and under status, click change.
Check the boxes for ‘Delete All My Comments’ and ‘Delete all community entries.’
From the drop down menu change the status to deleted and the click submit.
You’ll want to kill this account sooner rather than later. Even after you take these steps your data will live on the platform for another year.
Were you ever a blogger users?
That’s an easy one to take care of..
After you login, select the drop down menu at the top left.
Choose the blog you want to delete — if you had more than one. Select settings…then other…then delete blog.
If you don’t opt to permanently delete, the platform will keep your info for an additional 90 days.
These are far from the only platforms holding on to old data.
Any social media accounts or other online forum logins you no longer use should be eliminated.