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Escaping the data panopticon: Prof says computers must learn to “forget”

Filed under: May 10, 2007

From ars technica (via slashdot):

“If whatever we do can be held against us years later, if all our impulsive comments are preserved, they can easily be combined into a composite picture of ourselves,” he writes in the paper. “Afraid how our words and actions may be perceived years later and taken out of context, the lack of forgetting may prompt us to speak less freely and openly.”

Read the full article at ars technica