ArsTechnica announced “it has been more than three years since Ars first started covering Facebook’s inability to remove “deleted” photos from its servers, but this particular saga appears to be coming to an end. The company told Ars that its new photo storage systems are in place and are now deleting photos within a reasonable period of time, which we were able to independently confirm.”
Facebook’s privacy concerns are still a hot issue however and will never completely die out. With the amount of information Facebook has on each user they will be able to target each user with ads until Facebook basically turns into one giant advertising platform.
“The systems we used for photo storage a few years ago did not always delete images from content delivery networks in a reasonable period of time even though they were immediately removed from the site,” the blog continued “We have been working hard to move our photo storage to newer systems which do ensure photos are fully deleted.”