Thursday, January 20, 2011

BBC News - Web images to get expiration date

I’m guessing people who post stupid images of themselves aren’t likely to stop and think about expiration dates, or to be willing to pay an extra fee for self-destructing images; perhaps if the service were made available to spouses or parents…

Help is at hand for anyone who has ever forgotten about embarrassing images they posted to a social network or website.

German researchers have created software called X-Pire that gives images an expiration date by tagging them with an encrypted key.

Once this date has passed the key stops the images being viewed and copied.

BBC News - Web images to get expiration date

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