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People who demand to be forgotten online ‘can’t remember why’

You ain't seen me, right!Google, Bing and the other search engine have been deluged with requests from people asking to remove details from their past that may appear when people put their name in a thingy. But many found they couldn’t remember exactly what it was they wanted removed.

One man from Cheltenham whose name can’t be used because we’ve forgotten it said; ‘Better safe than sorry. If people put my name in Google or Crosby they’re sure to find out stuff that, frankly, I’d rather not remember. So much so that I can’t even remember it now. But that’s not the point. I don’t want to remember it, whatever it was, so best if I ask the internet search engine to remove all stuff that comes up that is linked to my name.’

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Posted: May 16th, 2014
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New porn search software makes schoolboy a multi-billionaire

Brian Sharp, a fourteen-year-old from Leicester, has already received more than eight billion pounds’ worth of advanced orders for his new software, which codes your web search terms into innocuous phrases.

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Posted: Jul 23rd, 2013
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New Google only searches for sites that match your preconceived opinions

now so much easier to find exactly what you want to seeInternet giant Google has teamed up with the Daily Mail to develop a unique version of the online search engine which will confirm the enquirer’s prejudices.

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Posted: May 18th, 2010
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‘Disillusioned’ Mr Google resigns

Ken Google cited ‘overwork and increasing disillusion with the public use of the internet’.

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Posted: Sep 13th, 2007
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