Are you ashamed of your online past?
People will eventually be allowed to automatically change their name on reaching adulthood to escape their online past, Google Chief Executive Eric Schmidt has predicted. Are you worried about your history online?
Mr Schmidt told the Wall Street Journal that he doesn't believe "society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time", and predicted that young people could be able to change their name "in order to disown youthful hijinks stored on their friends' social media sites."
But his concerns about individual activity on social networks forming a permanent record are "overstated", according to some experts. Social media consultant Suw Charman-Anderson told the BBC that "the idea that everything is stored online is not true - it will be quite some time before that can become true because of the enormity of the internet."
Are you worried about information about you stored online? Or are these worries "overstated"? Is there something that you would be happy to delete permanently from the web?
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