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UW CSE’s “Vanish” in the Times of London

in_gear_600943a“Imagine if every time you sent a letter, the postman made a copy … This isn’t 1950s Russia but the internet today. Every e-mail you send is stored on not only your computer but also the recipient’s machine; your internet service provider (ISP) will have one too, as will the many servers that have handled your message in its travels across cyberspace … It’s this Big Brother vision that has inspired researchers in Seattle to create the world’s first self-destructing e-mails.”

Read the full article here. Learn more about Vanish here.

August 18, 2009