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  •  because computers don't usually 'delete' things (0+ / 0-)

    they just lose the file name that tracks to them.  So if you don't overwrite it, it's not gone.  And even if you do overwrite it, it might still be findable.

    Shame on the guys who developed this and sold it, knowing they misrepresented how it worked!

    For every vengeance there is an equal but opposite revengeance

    by mothnflame on Thu May 09, 2013 at 01:30:09 PM PDT

    •  presuming that it is just lazy security (1+ / 0-)
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      nuclear winter solstice

      It is easily fixed with a patch.  If the picture is in in PNG format overwriting 100bytes or so should make the picture unreadable.  I am not sure of the JPG, the default for Android, but it should be not much more than this. Writing .1K is not going to degrade the NAND memory.

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