Monday, November 26th, 2012
Schrems knew Facebook kept large amounts of information on its users, but the sheer volume of his file still amazed him, he said. Pictures uploaded from smartphones included precise global positioning system coordinates, the identities of anyone tagged in the photos and the moment — down to the second — when the shutter clicked. Information that users thought they had deleted survived in Facebook files.
— Excerpt from The Washington Post’s story about Max Schrems, an Austrian law student who is trying to get Facebook to be transparent and respect the privacy of its users.