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This Article Will Self-destruct: A Tool to Make Online Personal Data Vanish

July 21, 2009

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Private information is scattered all over the Internet and is impossible to control. But a new system, called Vanish, puts an expiry date on electronic text. Electronic communication sent using Vanish--such as e-mail, Facebook posts and chat messages--would have a brief lifetime, and then self-destruct. Full Story

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