|service||cost||number of opt-outs||hosted by tech giant?||their ESP||credibility-harming website links||notes|
|DeleteMe aka Abine||1yr=$129, 2yrs=$209||38||Amazon AWS||Gmail||FB, Twtr, YT||FaQ blocks Tor users; claim to remove from most sites seems bogus|
|opt-out EU||$0||undisclosed||Google (both sites)||Zoho||FB, Twtr, LI||they seem to cater to GDPR & CCPA jurisdictions; looks like US companies are confused with the EU|
|Privacyduck (starter)||$99 per 2 ppl/yr||12||no||Gmail||FB, Twtr, LI, YT||“starter” svc only mentioned in FaQ|
|Privacyduck (basic)||$499 per 2 ppl/yr||86 or 92||no||Gmail||FB, Twtr, LI, YT||FaQ differs from brocure on number of opt-outs|
|Privacyduck (VIP)||$999 per 2 ppl/yr||167 or 191||no||Gmail||FB, Twtr, LI, YT||FaQ differs from brocure on number of opt-outs|
|Safe Shepherd||consumer cost undisclosed; $3/month for API||(undisclosed)||Amazon AWS||Gmail||none||BBB F rating; their phone is a Google Voice phone that no one answers; in the ToS: “You agree that Safe Shepherd isn’t liable for any failure to comply with these Terms.” - yikes!|
|service||cost||number of opt-outs||hosted by tech giant?||their ESP||FB and TWTR linked from website||notes|
|Deseat.me||$0?||?||Amazon AWS||Amazon-hosted||no||not really an opt-out service but more of an account management svc; service restricted to consumers foolish enough to create a Gmail or Outlook email account as it crawls their inbox for registration welcome messages.|
|Minc Law||looks like it’s only reputation service|
All services in the two tables above have credibility issues.
Deseat.me and Safe Shepherd are apparently the only services with enough sense to not advertize ties to Facebook and Twitter on their landing page. OTOH, they also neglect to make use of federated networks like Mastodon, which would be useful considering firstname.lastname@example.org goes through Amazon and Safe Shepherd gives a Gmail address. Unless you’re willing to transmit to a Gmail address, Safe Shepherd is nearly out of reach, and they most need to be reachable considering they want users to register before knowing what the price will be.
Privacyduck is the only service with enough sense to not use a dodgy tech giant for web hosting, although sadly they choose Gmail for their email provider (for email@example.com).
The name Privacyduck is an issue. Are they affiliated with DuckDuckGo, or are they only trying to appear to be? Either they are disingenuous or they are linked to a very untrustworthy search engine.
Privacy has become a very important issue in modern society, with companies and governments constantly abusing their power, more and more people are waking up to the importance of digital privacy.
In this community everyone is welcome to post links and discuss topics related to privacy.
much thanks to @gary_host_laptop for the logo design :)