With every click, tap and swipe on our digital devices we're creating massive amounts of data — messages, purchases, status updates – and we're archiving everything we do for companies, security agencies and other interested parties to see, sometimes without our permission. How to deal with the burden of our data trails? Some people are turning to more fleeting forms of communication like Snapchat and Whisper, apps that erase photos and messages almost immediately after they're opened. Imagine an Internet that leaves no trace. Could these ephemeral forms of communication be a model for a new way of living our lives online, less burdened by data storage and our digital histories?
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Farhad Manjoo - New York Times - @fmanjoo, Jennifer Golbeck - University of Maryland - @JenGolbeck, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger - Oxford University - @Viktor_MS, David Brin - scientist and science fiction author - @DavidBrin