Skip to main content

“Vanish” featured by NSF

discoveryfiles_f151UW CSE’s “Vanish” project is featured by the National Science Foundation’s “The Discovery Files” podcast:

“I’m Bob Karson with ‘The Discovery Files’ – new advances in science and engineering from the National Science Foundation.

“Getting data onto the Internet is one thing; the real trick may be getting rid of the data. I mean when you write an extremely sensitive e-mail or chat message, you really have no idea where that information could turn up may be even years later.

“University of Washington researchers have developed a system for making things like web-based e-mails, Facebook posts and other sensitive data have a true expiration date. To make the data ‘disappear’ from the face of the earth – never to be retrieved by anyone …”

Listen to the full podcast here!  Learn more about Vanish here.

August 7, 2009