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Smash smartphone. Throw it in the ocean. Hope DriveSavers doesn’t get it.

PCWorld: A Northern California man being pursued by police smashes his own smartphone and throws it into the ocean. The evidence is gone, right? But wait: The police retrieve the phone. Where it goes next, and what happens to it there, is like the geekiest possible CSI episode you’ve ever seen—and a window into the everyday tedium and triumph at the biggest name in data recovery.

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