On the Internet there’s no Delete Button

Last term we looked at the statement ‘On the Internet there’s no such thing as privacy’ and asked what life would be like if every book and every page we read reported our reading habits back to its publisher. We then considered to what degree websites and online technologies are in fact reporting our browsing habits to marketers, governments and service providers and what the implications are for our privacy.

This term we look at the idea that ‘On the Internet there’s no delete button’, consider the implications of the digital version of pens and pencils and ask how we might moderate our behaviour if every scribble, note and doodle we pen were somehow permanent, indelible and endlessly replicable.

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