An investigation by Channel 4 News has shown that second-hand smartphones sold in the UK by Cash Converters and CEX may contain recoverable data despite having had a ‘factory reset’.
Information security specialists SensePost used software tools that were “freely available” to find personal information about the phones’ previous users. This included browsing history, contacts, text messages, photographs and personal documents.
Sony Corporation says it’s agreed to sell its PC business to Japan Industrial Partners and will stop making Vaio-branded computers after its forthcoming spring 2014 product release.
The company says it’ll now be concentrating its mobile product line-up on smartphones and tablets.