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Friday, September 18, 2009

Deleted Facebook Photos Remain Online

PHOTOS POSTED On populer websites, including Facebook can still be viewed even after they have been deleted by the user, say Cambridge University researchers. The reasearchers surveyed 16 websites including MYSpace and Flickr. They Posted photographs to the websites and noted their URLs before deleting them. However, when they checked back 30 days later, the links worked on seven of the site.

"This demonstrates how social networking sites often take a lazy approach to user privacy, doing what's simpler rather than what is correct," one of the reasearchers, Joseph Bonnueu. "It's imperative to view privacy as design constraint, not a legal add-on."

Facebook told the BBC: "When a user deletes a photograph from Facebook it is removed from our servers immediately. However, URL's to photographs may contibue to exist on the Content Delivery Network (CDN) after users delete them from facebook, until they are overwritten. This usually happens after a short period of time."

The reasearch revealed that dedicated photo sharing sites such as Flickr and Google's Picasa removed the images immediately, unlike the social networks.

In my suggestion I don't think that you post your photos on these social networking sites cause they effect your privacy....your personal life...anyone can use these images if he / she noted their URL's, so these photos can easily saved in computer and get edited by any photo editing software.... after editing they can republish these photos in a new look and in a new manner.

Now is totaly depends on you what you will do??????

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