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March 15th, 2017:

Internet Security – Permanently delete unneeded social media accounts

The attached article shares very helfpul links & advice for users who wish to close a social networking, email, or other popular INTERNET sites.  Some users may desire to start with a fresh account or permanently leave as a member of site.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2386458,00.asp

Deleting accounts you’ve created on the internet isn’t always easy. Here’s how to leave several big-name services, from Facebook and Google to Netflix and Hulu.  Sadly, not all websites and social networks and online retailers are created equal when it comes to breaking up. With some, it takes only a couple of clicks to say goodbye. For a few sites, if you stop paying for the service, the site cuts ties fairly quickly. Others make you jump through more hoops. Even after you follow all the required steps, some sites never quite leave you alone, with vestiges of your relationship around forever.

No matter what you call it—deleting, canceling, removing—when you want to be rid of an online account, many sites don’t make it easy. You don’t want to rush into a breakup, but if you’re ready, we’ve compiled the links, tips, and—in the most extreme cases—the phone numbers you need to sever ties. (And let’s be clear, there’s a difference between deleting an account and just deactivating it. We’ll spell out the differences for each account, as needed.) Also, sometimes legality prevents a service from deleting everything you’ve posted publicly in the past, so remnants of your time there could remain in perpetuity