Of course, the forced replacement of “delete” with “archiving” is presented as benevolent. Yet, if it were truly benevolent, we’d not have the right to lose forever taken from us. It would be offered as a choice. Of course, given that choice, we might well just do that and delete and that would spoil the wishes of the Timeline paranoids – their paranoia based on a fear of gaps, of holes and of empty spaces they do not own and control.
Paul Levy, on an issue he marks as “an over-dramatic sounding article about what, at first glance, might look to be a fairly insignificant and harmless phenomenon.” Dramatic? Yes. Insignificant? No.