3/4/2010

Most digital data has an almost unlimited shelf life, but software can boost security by giving that data a self-destruct date. Researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle, are developing the software -- dubbed "Vanish" -- which uses peer-to-peer networks to create encryption keys. The software is designed to be the digital version of a telephone call and to increase privacy by ensuring that all records of sensitive information can be destroyed.

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