Users often create online accounts that are used only for a short period after which the user does not utilize the account anymore. Similarly, a user may stop using an account that was previously used regularly. The existence of such unused or stale accounts exposes the user to security and privacy risks, e.g., if the information held by the service providers of such accounts becomes available to third parties due to breaches, leaks, or sales. With user permission, the techniques of this disclosure detect unused or stale online accounts by detecting when a user does not login to an account for a long period, and facilitate deletion of the account.
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Arriaga, Emmanuel M., "Automatic Detection and Deletion of Unused Online Accounts", Technical Disclosure Commons, (August 30, 2018)