right to be forgotten

Facebook

Don’t Just Delete Facebook, Poison Your Data First

If you're savvy with code, you can employ a script that repeatedly alters your Facebook posts with nonsense, making it more difficult for the social media site to collect user data.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.28.18
Google

Want to Remove a Google Result? File a Trumped-Up Lawsuit

Google and other sites will likely respond more quickly to a court order. So why not fabricate a lawsuit to speed the whole thing up.
Joseph Cox
10.10.16
Opinion

The Kindness of Letting the Internet Forget

By practicing a sort of reverse search-engine optimization, we can participate in a better, nicer, more ethical internet​.
Sarah Jeong
6.13.16
News

Google Is Fighting France’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Demands

The tech company is refusing to delist search results across borders.
Kari Paul
7.31.15
Culture

'Oblivion' Is the Software That Could Automate the 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Can machines help enforce online privacy?
Jordan Pearson
6.22.15
News

A Canadian Court Gave Itself the Authority to Block Google Results Worldwide

The ruling "will inevitably be used in a range of other contexts."
Jordan Pearson
6.13.15
Internet

Missing Links: What's Next for the Right to Be Forgotten

A year on, Europe's order for Google to remove links is as controversial as ever.
Nicole Kobie
5.14.15
Facebook

The 'Right to Be Forgotten' Might Actually Be Working as Intended

The domains that have seen most URLs removed from search results are social networking sites and directories of contact information.
Victoria Turk
10.13.14
Internet

'Hidden From Google' Remembers the Sites Google Is Forced to Forget

The list is far from exhaustive, but it's a start.
Jason Koebler
7.14.14
Internet

The Right to Be Forgotten Isn't Just About Fixing Reputations

Forget.me makes it easy for the average Joe to request the removal of Google results—but most users are more concerned about hiding their address than burying news stories.
Victoria Turk
7.4.14
Internet

The Streisand Effect of Google Forget

News stories "forgotten" from Google search results are only attracting more attention to themselves.
Victoria Turk
7.3.14
Internet

Censoring Google Isn’t the Only (or Best) Way to Clean Up Your Reputation

How to manage what pops up when people search your name.
Cathy Reisenwitz
5.27.14