Worried your tweenage web musings will tarnish your Harvard application? The Golden State is giving kids with less than perfect online judgment a clean slate. California Senate Bill 568 will require various online services offering access to minors the chance to remove all of the information they've posted. There's a hard deadline of 2015 for the option to kick in, but this isn't a catch-all: It only applies to content the user posts about themselves, not what a friend might tag them in. According to CNET, this only eliminates the public appearance of youthful folly, it doesn't nuke it from a company's servers; after all, the internet is written in pen. Regardless, this is an important step toward safeguarding kids (from themselves, mostly) of the post broadband boom-generation. Seriously, if you're reading this and are under 18, think at least three times before you post something on the internet. Trust us.
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