Oblivion is a Tool to Remove Online Information About You

With the World Wide Web being a ubiquitous entity, it has become extremely easy for information to be found by individuals surfing the internet. While this is thoroughly advantageous, it can also be abused maliciously. It can end up tarnishing the reputation of a person. While Google has taken steps to ensure that sensitive content over a particular subject or individual is removed as soon as possible, it’s still slow.

Now the tech giant is going to have to think of ways to speed up this process because a researcher of Pakistani origin has developed a software that can erase unwanted information concerning you at a much faster pace.

Enter Rizwan Asghar

The man behind this brilliant tool is Rizwan Asghar and he has come up with a solution that will overtake Google’s process in removing unwanted data from their storage permanently. In this way, anyone who wants to protect their privacy online can take immediate steps to protect themselves.

Mr. Asghar hails from the University of Auckland and is stationed there as an assistant professor of computer security. Along with his two German colleagues, the group was able to develop a software called Oblivion. As the name suggests, unwanted information can be removed much more swiftly than ever before. According to Asghar, Oblivion can take down 278 requests per second, and claims that Google’s process is much slower and inferior to what he and his colleagues have developed.

You can rest assured that Asghar and his colleagues could be receiving a call from the tech giant in the distant future, and Oblivion will most definitely become part of their resume. The group has also stated that unlike Google, Oblivion does not require additional information about you if you want to remove anything from the internet.

Oblivion can take down 278 requests per second, and claims that Google’s process is much slower and inferior to what he and his colleagues have developed.

The concept is definitely one that will attract Google’s attention. If Google is not already working on a way to surpass the capabilities of Oblivion, then we are confident that Asghar and his colleagues will be working at the tech company in order to help millions of users protect themselves against cybercrime.


  • It is not only about cyber-crime rather it is more about potential employers who reject you on the basis of your online footprints.

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