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2014-05-13 11:33:14 AM
Never. The internet should never store anything. That will open the portal to hell. Servers can store things as long as they want. Google is only a middleman in this.
 
2014-05-13 11:49:17 AM
At least until I come. After that I really have no use for it.
 
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2014-05-13 01:53:41 PM

Tr0mBoNe: Never. The internet should never store anything. That will open the portal to hell. Servers can store things as long as they want. Google is only a middleman in this.


It's a good thing Google doesn't have any servers.
 
2014-05-13 04:22:14 PM
Until the coast is clear and it's cool again. Oh wait, I thought you said stash.
 
2014-05-13 04:33:52 PM
Hm... Wow, I could see his argument better if he'd argued that his Credit Rating would still be affected by something that should legally be no longer listed, instead of "because feelings" as the article implies.

I still wonder if Credit issues truly drop off after 7 years -- I could see an unethical company Google for dirt prior to the 7 year cutoff when approving credit or similar.
 
2014-05-13 06:32:42 PM
And here I was planning on leaving my cache to posterity for the benefit of all mankind.

Thanks EU. :(
 
2014-05-13 06:44:14 PM
Just turn off google searches from EU IP addresses for a few hours to remind them of what compliance could actually mean. Because who knows when a search will turn up something someone wants forgotten.
 
2014-05-14 07:49:27 AM

elchupacabra: Hm... Wow, I could see his argument better if he'd argued that his Credit Rating would still be affected by something that should legally be no longer listed, instead of "because feelings" as the article implies.

I still wonder if Credit issues truly drop off after 7 years -- I could see an unethical company Google for dirt prior to the 7 year cutoff when approving credit or similar.


`because feelings` has to be enough reason. If it isn`t then the google lawyers will just twist whatever is put in place so they just don`t have to do it.
 
2014-05-14 10:48:29 AM
I don't get how this is supposed to work.  He (or his house, which wasn't his) is mentioned in a newspaper article online, which is indexed by Google.  So it's Google's responsibility, upon complaint of a party, to blacklist particular pages of a second party's website?  What does the complaining party have to provide to establish their identity and their right to have someone else's content censored?  I mean, what does Google even have to do with any of this?  Why do they need to implement complex systems for whitelisting/blacklisting pages based on individual claims?  Do other search engines have to follow these same rules?  Why aren't they looking at the people who are actually publishing and providing the content?  I mean, the content's all still there.. removing it from Google just means that people will choose a different search engine (or read the damn physical paper) when looking for people's personal information.   Will newspapers no longer be allowed to list auctions?  Will they be required to clean out their physical archives on request?  They're talking about updating privacy for the modern age yet they're referring to the contents of a newspaper archive (which are hardly "modern").

I understand the need for privacy, but this appears to be a crazy person's approach to dealing with it (
reminiscent of some DMCA stuff).  Or a terribly written article with no actual details.
 
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