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Several companies have recently begun marketing email systems aimed at allowing senders to stipulate how long a message will exist before it is electronically “shredded.” A new system by SafeMessage is interesting, however, because it operates peer-to-peer, so no copies of messages can be stored on intermediary servers between senders and recipients. Even encrypted messages are vulnerable to court orders and the advent of powerful computers capable of decrypting messages encrypted using current levels of strong encryption. Neither of those strategies could violate email privacy, however, if the email in question no longer existed.

For more information, read wired.com and/or usatoday.com.

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