Jacqui Cheng reports:
Facebook is still working on deleting photos from its servers in a timely manner nearly three years after Ars first brought attention to the topic. The company admitted on Friday that its older systems for storing uploaded content “did not always delete images from content delivery networks in a reasonable period of time even though they were immediately removed from the site,” but said it’s currently finishing up a newer system that makes the process much quicker. In the meantime, photos that users thought they “deleted” from the social network months or even years ago remain accessible via direct link.
Read more on Ars Technica.
One can only wonder what would happen if foreign prosecutors hauled Facebook executives into court to stand trial if pictures weren’t deleted promptly or if the FTC started fining them $15,000 per day per image. Think things would move any quicker or am I just being cynical?