We are grateful to Jeremy Hsu of IEEE Spectrum to highlight our work even before it is online. We are also thankful to all the discussions taking place and we are sorry as many news outlets are not listed below.
We have been carefully monitoring various social media and we can understand from some of the comments that there is a bit anxiety about safety.
WE WOULD LIKE TO CLARIFY THE TECHNIQUE WE HAVE DEMONSTRATED WILL PRECISELY DESTRUCT THE MEMORY AND MICROPROCESSOR ICs. IT IS NOT GOING TO BE BENEATH THE PCB AS SOME HAVE SUGGESTED. THAT'S AN OPTION WE WILL CONSIDER. ALSO MEMORY AND MICROPROCESSOR BARE DIES ARE STILL SUFFICIENTLY LARGE AND EXPERIMENTALLY PROVEN TO BE DESTRUCTED WITHOUT ANY OPTION FOR DATA EXTRACTION UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE.
DURING THE PROCESS IT IS NOT GOING TO IGNITE ANY FIRE (LIKE IN SAMSUNG GALAXY 7 OR SUCH). IT BRINGS OPPORTUNITY TO EMPOWER EVERYONE IN CASE OF INVASION OF PRIVACY DUE TO LOST OR STOLEN ELECTRONIC GADGETS. WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF EMPOWERMENT!
IEEE Spectrum: “Self-Destructing Gadgets Made Not So Mission Impossible”, Read more: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/consumer-electronics/gadgets/selfdestructing-gadgets-made-not-so-mission-impossible
Fox News: “Self-destructing phones are finally a reality”, Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/13/self-destructing-phones-are-finally-reality.html
Yahoo Tech: “Mission possible: Self-destructing phones are now a reality”, Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/tech/mission-possible-self-destructing-phones-134642092.html
Time and Space (Japan): http://time-space.kddi.com/digicul-column/world/20170210/index.html
Digital Trend: “Forget wiping your phone remotely, this tech lets you destroy its innards instead”, Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/self-destructing-phone/
BGR: “Self-destructing phones are finally a reality”, Read more: http://bgr.com/2017/02/09/new-phone-who-dis-self-destructing-phone/
International Business Times: “Mission possible: Self-destructing phones are now a reality”, Read more: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mission-possible-self-destructing-phones-are-now-reality-1605897
Hardcop: “Self-destructing phone – now a reality”, Read more: http://www.hardocp.com/news/2017/02/12/selfdestructing_phones_now_reality
AajTak (India): http://aajtak.intoday.in/story/self-destructing-phone-now-a-reality-1-911497.html