While ‘archive’ had always been an option previously, now the only options for dealing with a received message in the Facebook Messenger app are ‘Mark as Unread’, ‘Ignore Messages’, blocking the sender, or deleting the message. Ignoring the message is the closest message option to archiving it, however that moves the message to “Message Requests”, which is not at all what you want to do.
Google has announced the ability to download an archive of your entire Google search history. This, of course, means that unless you at some point turned it off, Google has been archiving every single search that you have ever done in Google. Here’s how to not only download your Google search history archive, but how to delete it, and how to turn Google search history archiving off.
Twitter users will soon start seeing #TwitterArchive trending. Twitter has announced that they are now allowing users to download their entire archive history to store for their own personal files. The archiving feature will allow users to download past tweets and retweets, and users can look at their archives by month and search keywords, hashtags, usernames and phrases.
Do you use Twitter? If so, every single message you send out publicly – every single Tweet – is being archived by the United States Library of Congress. Observers say that this is a move by the Library of Congress to preserve for posterity the current culture as it is being expressed through voices on Twitter, both famous and unknown
Two watchdog groups – Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the National Security Archive – have announced that the Obama administration has uncovered 22 million pieces of email that were sent under the Bush administration, and that had gone ‘missing’. The discovery was made pursuant to – and has lead to the settling of – lawsuits filed by both groups against the Executive Office of the President over the Bush administration’s alleged failure to install an adequate record-keeping system for electronic records, including email, as required by Federal law.