Instagram! Help! Recovering embarrassing photos of me
Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:47 PM
Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:04 PM
That's certainly a good question, and I'm afraid the answer is, in short: no.
There's a saying, "Once it's on the Internet, it's forever" and that's most often the case. There are web scrapers, file indexers and a multitude of other programs and services running 24/7 on the Internet, indexing and saving every bit of data they come across. Granted, most of these aren't created with the sole purpose of finding embarrassing images of people, but there's every chance that's how they can be used.
Here's a good example I use all the time: https://archive.org/web/ the "Wayback Machine" has a cache of over 298 BILLION webpages from all ages of the Internet, saved and easily accessible for anyone's use.
Whether or not any of the tools that are out there have saved/cached your photos cannot be stated with 100% accuracy, but I'd say you've taken the necessary precautions to avoid any easy recovery of the photos, all that's left is the more difficult methods.
This sort of goes without saying, but in the future, if you don't want it seen by (insert sensitive family member's name here), don't post it.
Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:58 PM
Sorry, but why did you upload it when you already know it was embarrassing? As long as someone already got it your picture, there is not anything that you can do beside than talking to that person to delete it.
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