Jacqui Cheng reports:
Facebook may be making strides in some areas of privacy, but the company is still struggling when it comes to deleting user photos—or not deleting them, as the case may be.
We wrote a piece more than a year ago examining whether photos really disappear from social network servers when you delete them, and found that Facebook was one of the worst offenders when it came to leaving “deleted” photos online. We decided to revisit the issue recently when readers continued to point out that our deleted photos from that article were still online more than 16 months later. Indeed, this old photo of meremains on Facebook’s content delivery network servers, despite being deleted on May 21, 2009.
Read more on Ars Technica. Does Facebook really expect us to believe that it’s acceptable that it has taken them so long to figure out how to truly delete photos that users want deleted?
Where’s Rep. Joe Wilson when you really want someone to stand up and yell, “You lie!” ?