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Comment Re:Does this COMPLETELY delete them? (Score 1) 262

If it does, I guess we've solved the mystery of how to make sure a photo is actually removed from Facebook instead of just removed from your profile and stored away in some archive forever...

It's not like they want to store your photos of disputable value. Update operations on server's HDD are simply faster than delete operations. So FB just marks photos as unused (instead of actually deleting files). How often do they purge the unused content, is another question.

Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft reveals details of Windows Phone 'Mango' (winbeta.org)

BogenDorpher writes: "Microsoft is beginning to give details on its next major update to its Windows Phone 7(WP7) operating system. The update, codename 'Mango', is set to arrive on WP7 handsets later this year.

During the MIX11 developer conference, the head of Windows Phone Program Management, Joe Belfiore, said that Microsoft was hard at work on creating a platform that will help sell more applications to engaged users. "The next release of Windows Phone represents the evolution of our strategy for ensuring that developers are at the forefront of 'what's next' by investing in even richer customer experiences, a powerful application platform and a thriving ecosystem.""

Privacy

Submission + - EU: ISPs may not block file-sharing (blogspot.com)

bmcage writes: The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice gave his Opinion: Internet-service provider Scarlet can't be forced by a national court to block users from illegally sharing music and video files. Let's hope the judges follow this advice and privacy triumphs in the EU.

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