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The Right Way to Destroy Sensitive Data

Bloomberg Businessweek / January 8, 2013 – A company gives a batch of old computers to a recycler but neglects to delete the data stored on them. A few months later the hard drives–full of Social Security numbers, credit-card information, and corporate secrets–are for sale on EBay or a street corner in Ghana. It's a corporate nightmare. And it's an all-too-common scenario with e-waste.
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Closing the Lifecycle Loop on Critical Materials

ChEnected / November 5, 2012 – The U.S. is highly dependent on foreign countries for rare earth elements (REEs) and strategic and critical materials (S&CMs). This dependency has the potential to negatively impact the U.S. manufacturing industry, energy supply, and national defense should natural sources deplete or foreign relationships deteriorate.
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Global E-Waste Recycling and Reuse Services Market is Expected to Reach USD 18,268.3 Million in 2017: Transparency Market Research

PRNewswire / October 10, 2012 – According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "E-Waste Recycling and Reuse Services Market - Global and China Scenario, Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2010 - 2017," the global e-waste recycling and reuse services market will account for USD 9,828.0 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 18,268.3 million in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 13.2% from 2012 to 2017.
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Copy Machines, a Security Risk?

CBS News / June 11, 2012 – This year marks the 50th anniversary of the good, old-fashioned copy machine. But, as Armen Keteyian reports, advanced technology has opened a dangerous hole in data security.
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Discarded digital devices can retain sensitive data

USA Today / May 2, 2012 – Siciliano randomly purchased 30 used devices off Craigslist, and had them examined with simple forensics tools. Half the devices were thoroughly wiped clean, but 15 disgorged plenty of sensitive data, ranging from bank account and Social Security numbers to work documents and court records.
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