Gallery: How to erase yourself from the internet

​Destroying your digital existence—it's not easy

Fed up with social media? Sick and tired of hiding from identity thieves? It's not easy to eliminate your online presence, but it can be done if you're willing to put in the legwork.

Here are some tools, tips, and strategies for getting rid of your internet footprint.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.