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Second Hand HDDs for Sale on eBay Hold Personal Data: Report

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A recent report of Blancco Technology Group has highlighted that second-hand hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) sold on eBay contain personal data of old users. This has led to the creation of a serious situation for people who put their old hard disk drives for sale on eBay. The report said that about 42% of hard drives bought on eBay contain sensitive data and other personally identifiable information about people.

However, eBay sellers are claiming that they use proper sanitation methods to remove every sort of data from HDDs and SDDs before selling on eBay. According to a senior technical evangelist at Synopsys, this is not a new problem as many cases of finding old data on hard drives and computers had been discovered in the past. He said in August 2007, a hard drive bought from eBay contained information related to Arkansas Democratic party. Also, another case was seen in 2008 when an old laptop purchased on eBay had customer information of the Royal Bank of Scotland. In order to prevent data leakage while selling computers online, it is vital to erase the drive using forensic tools with the help of high-powered magnets. Also, full drive encryption models should be adopted to ensure the proper working of SSDs after wiping of data.

A security expert, Sam Curry said that not many people know about the proper process to delete data. He said that using a wiping tool doesn’t ensure the deletion of data completely. It is important to consult data recovery specialists to properly delete the data on hard drive or computer. Blancco Technology Group report has been obtained after working with Ontrack data recovery specialists to purchase disk drives in the US, the UK, Germany, and Finland.

From television to the internet platform, Jonathan switched his journey in digital media with Bigtime Daily. He served as a journalist for popular news channels and currently contributes his experience for Bigtime Daily by writing about the tech domain.

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More People are now Getting Curious on How to Retain Followers on TikTok

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As we know, you can grow the Tik Tok followers with good growth strategies and TikTok likes and followers. But retaining these followers on your profile is a real task.

Retaining followers on TikTok is a more complicated process than other social networks, mainly because it is mainly based on the discovery section of “for you.”

“So, you’re telling me that followers are of no use?”

NO, and that’s the beauty of it; even on TikTok, you can retain followers.

But you have to get busy and spend time building your followers.

We often see creators who are not interested in the least in what happens in the comments of their videos; this is very wrong. Definitely answering thousands of comments can be difficult, but at least some of them must be done. 

A simple “thank you” or brief advice to those who ask questions even in private, we just can’t write it down. Although we receive dozens of messages every day, we don’t have any messages that don’t have a reply.

This is not to praise the work we do, but to encourage you to do the same.

Another key thing to retain followers on TikTok is to publish constantly. Publishing videos every day is essential to be always present in the feed of users who follow us, both in the section followed, and possibly in the section for you. In addition to responding to users, another key thing to retain followers on TikTok is to find a few hours every week to do live.

Live on TikTok

The TikTok is a fantastic tool to get in touch with people that follow you. The Live of TikTok is a great tool to retain your followers. In order to do the live, you need to have 1000 followers, if you are wondering why I give you the answer immediately.

If you don’t have a user base to show your Live on TikTok, nobody will watch them, and it would be useless to be able to do them, also because you would have no followers to retain. Consequently, TikTok has decided to impose this barrier on an entry for live shows, which is not very limiting; with the right contents, it won’t take you too long to exceed 1000 followers.

The loyalty of TikTok users

In summary, the steps to retain followers on TikTok are these:

  • Reply to comments
  • Go Live
  • Reply to private messages
  • Publish every day

If you respect these points, you will see that your followers will always be loyal to you. And in this way, you will have obtained the result to which all the creators on TikTok should aspire i.e., retain the followers.

That said, you now know all the ways to start building relationships with your followers on TikTok. The last tip we can give you is to enter the first community for those who want to learn how to use TikTok strategically by accessing the private Facebook group.

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