Strange ‘Fake My History’ site replaces your dodgy browsing after you die

In a world in which many people search for all things weird and wonderful online, a new business has launched to help them hide from their sins.

If you'd like to pass away without your old mistakes coming back to haunt you, then Norway's Opera GX have come up with the perfect product for you.

Their new feature erases your abhorrent browsing history and replaces it with a plethora of generic searches.

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The new URLs include 'how to build a birdhouse' and 'local volunteering opportunities'.

Product director, Maciej Kocemba, said: "In life, there are no saves, respawns or checkpoints – anything can happen."

"When it does, what will you be remembered for? The Lara Croft body pillow you ordered online?

"With 'Fake My History,' we're wiping the slate clean and replacing your scandalous digital shenanigans with a totally fake version of your browsing past."

Opera GX is heavily marketed towards gamers, with Discord and Twitch set up in the sidebar.

The afterlife feature springs into action two weeks after inactivity on the browser, with previous searches replaced with the new ones.

The pre-defined URLs are designed to make you look like a stand-up member of society, often relating to charity work.

A spokesman told MailOnline: "Fake My History is an opt-in feature as we don’t want to forcibly remove the history of a person that just went on a two-week hiatus.

"Once you do opt-in, the feature will clean your history and replace it with a rosy one after two weeks of inactivity.

"If you’re a little impatient, you can click on 'Pretend I’m already dead', which will immediately replace your browser history with a new, curated one."

The company stresses the fact that criminals are not welcome to use the service, and it will not help them.

They added: "'We have to make a distinction between browsing history and search history. Fake My History replaces your browsing, not your search history,' the spokesperson continued.

"Browsing history is a list of the websites you actually visit through your browser.

"This information is saved locally on your device as you browse, and lives there until you decide to clear it.

"Some users clear it regularly, some never, and some clear it every time they close the browser. In fact, regularly clearing your browsing history is a recommended privacy and security practice across all browsers."

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