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‘Deleted’ Facebook Photos Still Online

Written on October 18, 2010 by R. Cruise

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Next time, better thick twice before uploading embarrassing photos on Facebook. It was detected that 'deleted’ photos are not really put into trash.

, a popular tech site, claimed in 2009 that there were several deleted that were not actually deleted. A year after this discovery, the social media website still has this problem.

A staff of Ars Technica named Jacqui Cheng was able to recover an old photo she deleted in May 21st, 2009. When she contacted a Facebook representative about the incident, she got the same response she received more that a year ago. “For all practical purposes, the photo no longer exists, and we wouldn’t be able find it if we were asked or even compelled to do so,” said Facebook spokesperson Simon Axten in an email. Though the representative confirmed that there are still some deleted photos that are traceable when the original URL is kept. But the company promised to work with it s content delivery network (CDN) to reduce the number of backup copies of should be deleted photos.

Since this is happening, Facebook users are advised to be cautious when uploading photos on the site.

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