The Internet has the potential to haunt you forever

The Web is forever. Pics of your epic two-day bender — they stick around. The shots of your tongue in some stripper’s face — they live on, too! But what does this mean for us as individuals? Is it good for us? The New York Times is not sure. “The fact that the Internet never seems to forget is threatening, at an almost existential level, our ability to control our identities; to preserve the option of reinventing ourselves and starting anew; to overcome our checkered pasts.”…

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