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Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

 Author: Viktor Mayer-schönberger  Category: Big Data, Privacy, Technology  Publisher: Princeton University Press  Published: 2011  ISBN: 9780691150369  Pages: 272

Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we”ve searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all.