Writers for satire sites such as The Onion have become so adept at their craft that Facebook users routinely and erroneously share their posts as “real news,” and the social network is apparently testing a way to save those users from embarrassment.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy — which filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission earlier this month against Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of cross-platform messaging company WhatsApp, alleging that the privacy of current WhatsApp users will be affected by Facebook’s use of their information — filed an update with the FTC Friday, in response to a blog post by WhatsApp Co-Founder and CEO Jan Koum earlier this week.
Facebook finally appears to have solved an issue with getting content delivery networks to eliminate cached versions of photos deleted from the social network, which Ars Technica first began reporting in 2009.
Remember those Facebook photos you deleted a few months ago, or even a few years ago? They must be gone, right? Um, not so fast.