I have an older iPod, 6.1 I believe, and put some ill-advised photos on it recently. I then quickly reconsidered that course of action, and deleted said photos in short order.
Upon doing a paranoid review of the albums and such on this device, I realized that Photo Stream was set to on, as was my wi-fi and photo sharing, and that these same photos were in the device’s Stream tab.
I then deleted the photos from the Stream via the trash can icon, continued to suffer my usual cyber-paranoia-no-privacy-remains and wanted to make damn sure these snaps didn’t upload to iCloud.
I logged into iCloud and there’s no photos at all there, instead there’s an intro-screen telling me iOS 8, or possibly 7 is required to upload to the Stream in the Cloud.
I hope that since I can’t find these pictures on the iPod, or on my Windows PC, I’ve successfully obliterated them, but the nagging concern persists. Some google-based research has left me with the fretful impression that one cannot delete photos from the Stream, but I can find no evidence these pictures still exist.
I’m hoping the knowledgeable folks here at the Dope can put my mind at ease. Please help me get to that happy place that comes from “no pics, so it didn’t happen.” I share this device with someone else (yes, I am an idiot, no denying that), so I’m anxious to resolve this issue soonest.