CBS Philly

By Amy E. Feldman

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Both hackers and parents might actually be on the same page on this one.

Ever get the sense that your teenager is outsmarting you? Yeah, cause she is. If ever you’re looking for those compromising photos you fear she’s sending but can’t find them, you actually can’t be certain that she’s not sending them.

Thanks to apps like snapchat or poke, people are able to send what they believe to be self-deleting photos of themselves that disappear in 5 seconds. And, in case you were pondering the philosophical question: would my teenager ever send compromising pictures if she thought she wouldn’t be caught, the answer is yes.

Which is why both you and she need to know both the legal and the technical answer to the question: is it really gone? That answer is NO, one made all the more apparent after hackers…

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