Shock horror, Snapchat doesn't delete pictures after all

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In news that shocks no one, Snapchat does not delete pictures, it just hides them.

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If you've ever sent a naked picture or two on Snapchat hoping it would be deleted, then you may not want to red this.

Because it turns out pictures don't get deleted, they simply get hidden somewhere in cyberspace.

Forensic researcher Richard Hickman, who made the discovery, also said that with the right software, hackers could gain access to your photos as well as contacts. Eek.

Since Snapchat didn't mention any of this in its privacy policy before (naughty), and since the whole point of it is to, you know, actually delete pictures, it has now been forced to amend it to be more transparent.

Or you could just save yourself the hassle and >not send compromising pictures on the app at all.

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