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New York Times Magazine: Does the Web Ever Forget?

We’ve known for years that the Web allows for unprecedented voyeurism, exhibitionism and inadvertent indiscretion, but we are only beginning to understand the costs of an age in which so much of what we say, and of what others say about us, goes into our permanent – and public – digital files.

UW CSE computer scientist Yoshi Kohno, who helped develop the system Vanish to make online data that self-destructs, is quoted.

Read the NYT article here. A recent ZDNet article on the Vanish system is here.