Apple removes hundreds of apps after security violation

Apple is erasing certain apps from the app store after a report issued by SourceDNA revealed 256 apps violated security guidelines. The 256 apps totaled 1 million downloads around the world. The report, published Sunday, revealed apps using software to gather users’ personal information, including email and device identification numbers. SourceDNA has not named the…

Study finds previous user’s personal information on refurbished electronics

A global data security study conducted by Blancco Technology Group and Kroll Ontrack has found substantial amounts of past owners’ data on refurbished electronics sold through Amazon, eBay and Gazelle.com. This study emphasizes the need for proper data erasure techniques when refurbishing electronics. Blancco and Kroll Ontrack analyzed 122 secondhand devices, including hard drives, solid…

ISRI issues formal response to deceiving column

ISRI issued a formal response to an article published by the New York Times. In this article, writer John Tierney misrepresents the values and processes of the recycling industry. Tierney’s column grossly misrepresents the advantages and necessity for proper recycling processes in the U.S. ISRI’s response to this article, below, clarifies the misrepresentations in Tierney’s…