Public service announcement:
As soon as data leaves your computer bound for any online service at least one third party will have that data for eternity.
A list of things that have no impact on this behaviour:
But it’s <myspace/yahoo/google/facebook/apple>, they’ve got my back!
Data retention policies
The law says they can’t
The message box said successfully deleted
That company wouldn’t lie
I’m paying for a service
The freedom of your country
I’m in a five eyes country (That just means there are at least 4 other eyes looking at your data as well)
I deleted it from the service, there’s no way another service would have scrapped it, right?
I’m a celebrity
Dropbox, and Edward Snowden, have made it very clear that they do not value your privacy. Move your content to Spideroak.