Vanish is a new open source research prototype, released by the University of Washington that lets you control over the lifetime of personal data stored on the web or in the cloud. That means, you can set the web emails, facebook posts or anything to auto delete after certain period of time.
How to use Vanish ( Visit Vanish Homepage )
- install the Vanish software (tested on Linux Fedora Core 7, Ubuntu Jaunty, Mac OS X 10.4+, Windows XP, and Windows 7)
- to use it on the web, install their Firefox plugin,
- you can just try Vanish online without installing anything.
One limitation is that you have to be online to do the conversion, either way (though the self-destruct happens automatically even if you’re offline).