From Digital Journal:

The total removal of digital data is not easily achieved. A new application of electron beams provides a new way of achieving this.

Removing information from an electronic device is not easy. While many of us have used devices which have crashed and the data appears irretrievable, often it remains hidden and it could be recovered by a computer expert or someone for more nefarious purposes.

Rather than going to ‘Mission Impossible’ lengths by totally destroying a computer or other device, researchers have developed an electron beam technique to allow for the complete destruction of electronic data.




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