It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: minusinfinity
I'm no 'techie' but I know from experience it's a pain to close a FB account. Well not really but when I closed mine the rule was you could not access the account for 14 days from the request. If you did access the account the request to close the account would be void and you were required to make a new request to close the account.
Your thought of using prepaid credit cards is excellent. I very seldom use the internet to make payments. I'm not saying the payments aren't secure but I typically receive junk mail, spam in my email, and worse of all telemarketing calls if I pay online.
Obviously companies sell or trade information. The laws are too lenient - it is what it is. Be careful.
How adimirable,congratualtions on your descision.
originally posted by: uninfluenced
I have recently deleted my FB and Twitter, and want to remove any billing details/ adresses i have on anything like amazon or itunes/ skype and if possible actually close most of them permanently
No i am not some criminal on the run, but i am just too weary of companies collecting data or `big brother having his eye on your` kind of thing.
I got skype to physicaly delete my skype account and they told me any billing info i had used on there for past payments will automatically be delete
Hmm, what about things like ip, surely it still keeps a log of every ip i logged on for every call right?
I just really want to distance my self from this social media/ stay connected world .. which cleverly tricks people into giving all their detail (you know my brothers FB says his job when he started, where he works, when he married, his bday etc and its all public ie ample info for somebody to just take his identity), its just scary how these companies so easily obtain this information from us.
Anyway, when account is closed, is your adress/ billing info truly removed or do they mantain it for records
Also with regards to ips do they still show up?
Would be great to know how these things work, i just want to use internet for hotmail/ sport/ videos in future, i think im going to use pre-paid non registered cards for payments too.
Thanks in advance for any replies
originally posted by: buddha
I closed my FB account.
about a year later I open new one in same name and Email.
ALL the old information was STILL their!!!