The loss of an entire digital life

A few days ago, Wired blog author Mat Honan published a post on how hackers accessed his Amazon and Apple IDs, which led them to hack into his Twitter account and then to wipe his iPhone and computer. It is a little complicated, but certainly worth reading.

This story should serve as a warning to those of us who have accounts ‘in the cloud’ where our private data such as addresses and credit card numbers are stored.

Over 3 Years Later, ‘Deleted’ Facebook Photos Are Still Online

Wired online is reporting that even after three years, ‘deleted’ images previously uploaded to Facebook are still accessible online. Facebook say they are working on the issue.

“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,” Facebook spokesperson Frederic Wolens told Ars via e-mail.

Wolens explained that photos remaining online are stuck in a legacy system that was apparently never operating properly, but said the company is working on a new system that will delete the photos in a mere month and a half. For really real this time.

Read the Wired article in its entirety here.