Many 'wiped' electronic devices aren'...

Many 'wiped' electronic devices aren't clean at all

There are 2 comments on the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review story from Apr 22, 2012, titled Many 'wiped' electronic devices aren't clean at all. In it, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that:

Thinking of selling or giving away your smartphone or laptop computer? If you have a BlackBerry or an iPhone, go right ahead.

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Since: Jul 07

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#1 Apr 23, 2012
well personally i don't do any banking or such online myself but when it comes to my old cell phoes i don't trade em i'll take it apart and destroy the innards. as for a computer sell it without your old hard drive in it. and if you can't use that drive take it apart and destroy it too.
Magnet School

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#2 Apr 24, 2012
Old hard drives have super-strong rare-earth (Neodymium, not really "rare" just a name) magnets inside. Even a laptop drive contains a surprisingly-strong magnet or two. Take one apart and have fun but watch out - I've gotten bloody fingers from having a couple of those suckers snap together when handling 'em!

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