Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Poof! Making Virtual Information Disappear
A team of University of Washington computer scientists have developed a system to make electronic communications, like e-mail, Facebook posts and chat messages, automatically self-destruct and become irretrievable. Much better than any "delete" button, the program would remove content from all websites, inboxes, outboxes, backup site and home computers.
The prototype is called Vanish, and it would place a time limit on text uploaded to any website through a web browser.
Get more details about the project here.