When it comes to data on your phone, deleting a text isn't the end of the story

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When you save or send photos, videos, texts and other digital messages on your devices, that data is extremely difficult to remove, even if you delete it from your phone or computer. Nicolas Tucat/AFP via Getty Images

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Texts and other electronic messages from the U.S. Secret Service have become a point a controversy after the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general told Congress that those records were deleted after his office had requested them. But can a text or

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