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European Court Lets Users Erase Records on Web

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European Court Lets Users Erase Records on Web
The New York Times (05/13/14) David Streitfeld  (from ACM tech news, 14 May 2014).

The European Court of Justice on Tuesday said Google should allow online users to erase links to content about them after a certain amount of time, in a ruling that rejects long-established Internet practices. The court said people had the right to determine what others can find out about them by searching the Internet, and said search engine operators should erase links to Web pages unless there are “particular reasons” not to do so. “Some will see this as corrupting. Others will see it as purifying,” says Harvard University professor Jonathan Zittrain. “I think it’s a bad solution to a very real problem, which is that everything is now on our permanent records.” The court’s decision cannot be repealed and clashes with U.S. First Amendment rights. The European Court said search engines played an active role as “data controllers” and should be held accountable for their links, and also said “as a general rule” they should place the right to privacy over the right of the public to find information. Google said the ruling was disappointing and noted it differed significantly from a preliminary verdict last year. Analysts say the ruling leaves many unanswered questions and could lead to the imposition of digital borders.

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May 14, 2014 at 5:44 PM

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” Get Naked in Person, Not on Facebook” from

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Get Naked in Person, Not on Facebook,2817,2413629,00.asp
“Self-destructing’ Snapchat and Facebook Poke messages can actually be copied, but that shouldn’t be a surprise. Protect yourself.”

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Oh, Those Teenagers
Teenagers overlook this because teenagers are actually clinically brain damaged. They’re biologically programmed to ignore risk and act on emotion. So I can excuse 15-year-olds who sext their boyfriends. It’s a horrified, facepalming excuse, but forgive them, for they know not what they do.

(Teenagers, I’m speaking from personal experience here as someone who spent ages 13 to 16 screaming, crying, thrilled, miserable, in love, in love, in love, out of love, hopeful, and always passionate about something.)”

But what’s about other people. They are almost the same 🙂


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December 31, 2012 at 5:40 PM