Ever been completely frustrated you can’t seem to close an online account? It’s almost as if some companies go out of their way to stop you doing it easily.
That’s where AccountKiller comes into play – a website that is dedicated to helping you do just that.
On the homepage you either fill out a form to get details on how to close down a particular account or use the search function to type in “Facebook” for example, to get a step by step popular guide: How to delete your Facebook account.
Why should you close an old account?
An old account with any personal information is a cybersecurity risk. Hackers want this information to perform identity theft and credit card fraud. So it’s safer to close down any accounts you no longer use.
Data breaches are rampant and many people don’t appreciate the scale or frequency with which they occur. haveibeenpwned.com is a website that allows anyone to search across multiple data breaches to see if their personal data was compromised by any of the big hacks on record.
Google awarded patent for a voice search system that would assess users’ accents and predict their preferences for restaurants, places, and movies based off that accent.
Read the full story here: Quartz
Interesting article on thinkwithgoogle.com about micro-moments when people use their smartphones to learn/discover/watch/buy something.
- Of leisure travelers who are smartphone users, 69% search for travel ideas during spare moments, like when they’re standing in line or waiting for the subway. Nearly half of those travelers go on to book their choices through an entirely separate channel.
- Of smartphone users, 91% look up information on their smartphones while in the middle of a task.
- Of smartphone users, 82% consult their phones while they’re standing in a store deciding which product to buy. One in 10 of those end up buying a different product than they had planned.
- Of online consumers, 69% agree that the quality, timing, or relevance of a company’s message influences their perception of a brand.
Read more about micro-moments at thinkwithgoogle.com/micromoments.