Saturday, October 21, 2006

It Is Difficult To Erase Old Data From Cellphones

For those of you out there who are thinking of selling your old cell phone, you might want to think about this.

In a very interesting and informative article by Ellen Nakashima, staff writer for the Washington Post, titled Used Cellphones Hold Trove of Secrets That Can Be Hard to Erase some surprising examples of how hard it can be to remove old data from cellphones is given.

Data that can be retrieved from old cellphones include

- address books
- calendar info
- contacts
- old photos
- videos
- text messages
- and e-mails

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