Disappearing Information

    Mysterious article published on RBC. Headline in the style of the yellow press: any data disseminated on the Internet will be able to self-destruct .

    More interesting: At the University of Washington, software has been developed, thanks to which any information distributed by a person on the Internet, at his request, will self-destruct after a specified period of time - it will disappear from all sites and even from other people's mailboxes .

    I honestly tried to imagine what kind of technology there was, but I couldn’t. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Intel Corporation .

    Move on:Vanish [what this mega-technology is called] destroys data using the churn tool (“mixer”) used in peer-to-peer networks. For each message, if desired, Vanish creates his own secret key. It carries information about the life of the data, which is “sewn” into the message, is its integral part and, in addition, can be divided into many parts, thus penetrating even the parts of the message stored on other computers.

    Well, the brilliant conclusion: To save the information sent with Vanish, technically, of course, is possible. For example, the recipient can print the e-mail and save it, you can also take a picture of the text before it disappears.

    Dear habrazhiteli, please explain who is in the subject - what kind of nonsense is this next?

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