Pull The Plug

Matthew Ross

Pull the Plug is a outlet, that when the plug is pulled out of deletes all data the user has in Google Drive that hasn't been touched in over 18 months.



Pull The Plug is an intervention to our collective habit of Data Hoarding. We are constantly generating and producing data about ourselves, and in a world where we increasingly out of control of what happens to that data, Pull the Plug allows a user to take back control. When users are introduced to the project, they are explained how it works, and if they accept the terms and are interested in “pulling the plug” on their data, they will sign a waiver consenting to the data deletion. After that point they will authenticate via Google and be able to personally pull the plug.


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