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News about a U.S. Treasury Department fine against Morgan Stanley captured readers’ attention last month. | Ken Wolter/Shutterstock

Stories about Apple’s lawsuit against a processor and the federal government’s fine against Morgan Stanley were among the articles that drew readers’ clicks last month.

The list below shows our top stories published in October in terms of unique page views.

1 | The details on Apple’s lawsuit against GEEP Canada
Apple claims GEEP Canada employees hid Apple devices out of view of an e-scrap facility’s cameras, mislabeled devices as “copper bearings” for outbound shipping, and then received kickbacks for illegally reselling them.

2 | ITAD firms weigh in on bank’s $60M data mismanagement fine
The U.S. Treasury Department has issued a major fine to Morgan Stanley for improper management of drives. Executives in the electronics recovery sector say the case reaffirms the warnings they have been giving to corporate partners for years.

3 | Scrap metal veteran enters e-scrap industry
A longtime non-ferrous metals processor has shifted gears and opened his own electronics recycling facility on the east coast of Florida.

4 | How a processor brought drive wiping and repair to ITAD sites
Amid growing data security concerns, U.K.-based Ultratec has seen greater reluctance among its customers to ship unwiped drives to Ultratec’s plants for data sanitization. Bringing drive processing capabilities to customers’ sites alleviates those concerns.

5 | Export roundup: BAN accuses Dell; Thailand updates policy
The Basel Action Network this week (last month) announced changes in an overseas e-scrap import policy, and the group said an OEM broke its own policies by shipping several low-value devices to Guatemala.


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