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Recycled and stolen handsets from the UK still containing their former owners' personal data are being sold on to foreign criminals looking to commit fraud with the information -http://www.mobilenewscwp.co.uk/2013/05/20/foreign-fraudsters-mining-data-left-on-recycled-and-stolen-uk-mobiles/

YouTube user Nick Keck posted avideo showing him locating 'deleted' Snapchat videos on his iPhone. No specialist forensic tools were used to find the files Keck merely searched the iOS file system with iFile-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPHsM9gXOnY

First it was shown that SnapChat photos and videos on Android are not deleted, merely hidden; then a YouTube video shows how to locate SnapChat videos on iOS; and now a complaint alleging deceptive business practices has been filed with the FTC -http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/32502/snapchats-woes-escalate-with-complaint-to-ftc

Don't forget about the replacement mobiles sent out as a result of insurance claims when you address the data security risks of employees' personal smartphones -http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/media-network-blog/2013/may/03/mobile-insurance-cover-information-data-security

Smartphone defence specialist BlackBelt has today released results of its survey into the attitudes of 2,071 UK adults towards personal data security on mobile phones. Total Telecom, http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=480701

32pc of second hand mobile users have found personal data from previous owners. Mobile Entertainment, http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/read/59pc-of-phone-recyclers-not-worried-about-data-left-on-their-device/021134

Recycled mobile phones retain previous owner data. The Guardian, http://www.guardian.co.uk/media-network/partner-zone-infosecurity/mobile-phones-previous-owner-data

Why the ICO's BYOD guidance may translate to 'bring your own data breach' -http://www.scmagazineuk.com/why-the-icos-byod-guidance-may-translate-to-bring-your-own-data-breach/article/284829/

Ken Garner, Business Development Manager at BlackBelt, 'Make sure mobile recycling benefits, not harms, your business' - http://www.securitypark.co.uk/ken-garner-business-development-manager-at-blackbelt-make-sure-mobile-recycling-benefits-not-harms-your-business/

YouGov: Nearly 6 out of 10 mobile phone recyclers not concerned about data left on recycled mobiles.IT-Director, http://www.it-director.com/technology/applications/news_release.php?rel=37882

Deletion or Factory Resetting does not Fully Remove Data from Mobile Phones. dedicated2Viruses, http://www.2-viruses.com/deletion-or-factory-resetting-does-not-fully-remove-data-from-mobile-phones

YouGov: Nearly 6 out of 10 mobile phone recyclers not concerned about data left on recycled mobiles. IT-Analysis, http://www.it-analysis.com/technology/applications/news_release.php?rel=37882

Recycled phones retain their previous owners' data. Infosecurity, http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/31896/recycled-phones-retain-their-previous-owners-data/

The importance of wiping devices before upgrading. ITPro, http://www.itpro.co.uk/mobile/19643/importance-wiping-devices-upgrading