The largest probe to date of used devices supposedly scrubbed of their data found that 40 percent still retained some amount of personal information.
Apple settles accusations from California that it mishandled material from recycled electronics, and a writer says design innovation may have led to the Galaxy Note 7 battery issues.
A year ago, a federal official temporarily granted individuals and companies alike the right to unlock used phones and tablets. Now, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) is asking to make that ruling permanent.
The market for refurbished electronic devices is growing and that means more players are entering the supply chain. With that can come more risk, not just for companies buying inventory to repair, but for everyone in the chain.
Sales forecasts for PCs, tablets and smartphones have been released by International Data Corporation.
Outerwall, the parent of electronics trade-in company ecoATM, is merging with a private equity firm and will no longer be a publicly traded company.