The site called JustDelete.me has been created by UK-based web developer Robb Lewis and designed by Ed Poole and provides users with a directory of URLs highlighting links to pages that they want to remove themselves from.
The site went live on August 19, with 16 services in its directory including sites like Facebook, Foursquare, Dropbox and Feedly which are ranked as per their level of difficulty in deleting accounts, Fox News reports.
Lewis said that he came up with the idea for the site after hearing how difficult it is to delete a Skype or Netflix account.
Poole said that the site's instant success with more than 5, 00, 000 views in its first week, can be attributed to the recent controversy over security and privacy stemming out of the NSA leaks.
He further said that five years ago, when things like Facebook and MySpace were still in their infancy, people didn't see the harm in sharing their personal information but with the NSA revelations, the public has realized that they can't just put anything online because as nobody really knows what information is 'safe' anymore."
Poole added that the creation of JustDelete.me has simply emphasized how much online privacy and security is in the public consciousness, the report added.
--ANI (Posted on 28-08-2013)