The chief executive of Google, Eric Schmidt, said the enormous quantity of detail left online by users could come back to haunt them when they apply for jobs in future, NDTV reports. “I don’t believe society understands what happens when everything is available, knowable and recorded by everyone all the time,” he told the Wall Street Journal in an interview. Schmidt’s comments could propel concerns about the sheer volume of personal information made available online, most of which is virtually un-erasable. Such information invariably includes the immature boasts of young people who would normally regret their mistakes as they grow older. An estimated 600 million people have personal online profiles, many of which are accessible to total strangers. Prospective employers are able to access photographs, videos and blogs that users might have long forgotten with a few simple clicks of a mouse…

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