An Extreme Take on Privacy

Vanish, the University of Washington’s new prototype for a “self-destructing data system”, is now available as a Firefox plug-in. Its creators say that “In many ways,  Vanish begins to approximate the ephemeral nature of a phone call.”

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One Response to “An Extreme Take on Privacy”

  1. Dan Lee says:

    This has the potential to change expectations of how we work with the web. Now we rather expect to be able to find everything again if we found it once. There are good things and bad things about that. People may be willing to speak up more if they know they can make their comments go away after a while.

    This should be an interesting tool to monitor.

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