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Report Says Cell Phones Need to be Destroyed

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In yesterday’s USA Today, it was reported that information contained on sophisticated handheld devices and mobile phones thought to be permanently deleted can in fact be retrieved with low-cost software.

Reportedly, scientists at Trust Digital (McLean, VA) conducted an experiment on 10 different used cell phones purchased on eBay®, finding that they were able to recall data from nearly all of the phones.

In all, the researchers recovered enough corporate and personal data to create an eight-foot-high stack of documents, containing almost 30,000 total pages.

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