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How To Erase Your Online History


Google gets take-down requests after European court ruling. Europeans can submit take-down requests directly to Internet companies rather than to local authorities or publishers under the ruling. If a search engine elects not to remove the link, a person can seek redress from the courts.

Things that you can do to erase your online history.

  1. Search for yourself on the search engines
    using your last name, your hometown, college or any organization you are or were a member for. For example, the Latin organization on campus, sorority or fraternity,

  2. Reset your privacy settings and block outsiders on all your social networking and limit access.
  3. Take down your own embarrasing posts.
  4. Request removal of material: Depending on the content, you can either politely or firmly request removal of online history. Of course, they are not obligated to remove material, but using the correct approach can take you a long way. The target person in this case is usually the website administrator. The simplest way to go about it is via email.


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Everyone stop uploading photos of people to Facebook RIGHT NOW.

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Facebook created a huge, photo-searchable database of its users. And yes, it's terrifying. It will be implementing facial recognition technology for all users starting 7/11, semi-automating the photo-tagging process. You can "opt-out" of the service, but it's a pretty weak consolation. After all, opting out won't keep Facebook from gathering data and recognizing your face--it'll just keep people from tagging you automatically.
Facial recognition technology will ultimately culminate in the ability to search for people using just a picture. And that will be the end of privacy as we know it--imagine, a world in which someone can simply take a photo of you on the street, in a crowd, or with a telephoto lens, and discover everything about you on the internet.

So not only should you opt out of Facebook's facial recognition technology by going to Account > Account Settings > Privacy > Customize Settings > and disabling Things Others Share "Suggest photos of me to friends"

You should also upload random pictures of trees and animals and stuffed toys and tag them as yourself.



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