If you have ever discarded a computer without ensuring your private data is destroyed, you will want to check out the below blog post.  In “2 Big Things You Need to Know Before You Recycle Your Computers”, the author explains that deleting a file from your computer does not remove critical data and information.  Users should follow the National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines to ensure the removal of data.  Also in the blog post is recommendations on how to recycle a computer as there are hazardous components.

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