Can you learn something special from an old mobile phone?

Every day people return or trade-in mobile phones across the world in an immense number of locations and for different a variety of reasons. But what stories do those old phones have to tell? What lessons can we learn? And how do these discoveries inform our future decisions?

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We're gobbling up more data than ever. Now what?

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US, so we’re focusing on what we’re thankful for around Apto HQ: family, friends, food, and you. You make what we do possible, and together we’re changing the face of environmental responsibility and security.

We’re excited to gobble up our Thanksgiving dinners this week, but first let’s talk about something else that we’re consuming in massive quantities: data.

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10 Ways to Prevent a Data Breach, and 5 Things to Do if it Happens

According to a 2015 study by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average data breach now costs a total of $6.5 Million or about $217 per lost or stolen record. That’s a new record high, and the trend is definitively on the way up. So what can you do to prevent or (God forbid) recover from a data breach?

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