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Be wary when recycling e-castoffs

Destroy personal data before dropping off items

Sunday, September 30, 2012
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Recycling the massive mountain of electronic has-beens diverts thousands of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators, keeps toxins like lead, mercury and cadmium from contaminating the environment and conserves natural resources. It’s the responsible thing to do, but it’s important to manage e-waste wisely or personal information could wind up in the hands of someone more than happy to re-use it. ...

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