Snapchat Lets Users To Retrieve Photos After Deleting
Snapchat (a photo messenging app) states that the deleted data can be recover from its mobile photo-sharing app. Photos send through Snapchat are always deleted within 10 seconds but now it is claimed that photos can be retrieve from Android-powered devices using forensic software.[notice]Snapchat is a photo messaging application developed by four Stanford students. Using the app, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. Users set a time limit for how long recipients can view their photos, up to 10 seconds, after which it will be deleted from the recipient’s device and the company’s servers [/notice] [blockquote cite=”Snapchat’s Evan Spiegel “] 150 million photos are uploaded and shared through the service every day; the app was widely used by teenagers to send pictures
[blockquote cite=”Snapchat”] With the right forensic tools, it’s sometimes possible to retrieve data after it has been deleted
Snapchat users can choose how long a photo is view-able after it is sent. Once the time limit of up to 10 seconds expires the photo is deleted from Snapchat servers.
The company claims the process of recovering a photo takes several hours but to provide this service, company charge a fee of between $300 and $500 (£195-£325).