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Phones belonging to doomed MH370 passengers could reveal what really happened

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Phones belonging to doomed MH370 passengers could reveal what really happened
CNN has been all over the story of the missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner. The all-news network has even speculated that if recovered, cell phones belonging to the passengers might be a treasure trove of information that could help solve the mystery of what happened to the plane. Now you're probably thinking that the odds favor that passenger's phones have been sitting in saltwater for weeks, so how could any information on a data card be saved?

According to forensics firm 4Discovery, a company that handles the recovery of data from mobile devices, the information could be recoverable even if the phones remain underwater for weeks or months. Part of this process would be to keep the devices underwater until just before the data is mined. At that point, according to 4Discovery partner Chad Hough, "as long as the data cards are intact, the information is still there."

And that information, which could answer many questions, could be contained in unsent texts, videos and emails. And for the grieving families, any recovered phones could include a final message, written or videoed, that might prove comforting to survivors who have been through hell.



source: CNN via Gizmodo

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posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:08 10

1. akki20892 (Posts: 3472; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Mystery.... I hope they find something....we don't know what happened with those passengers.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:14 3

3. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


bermuda triangle took them deep inside i believe.....?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:20 12

5. apple4never (Posts: 948; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i think its a coverup, the government can find a phone but not a plane, somethings up

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:27 2

8. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


somethings not right and fishy going on there,,, mmmm, wonder whats in there mind? hiding something,,,,?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:53 2

13. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 384; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


It's not that they can find the phones?
It's that of they find the plane, then the phones can provide more insight...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 16:05

18. apple4never (Posts: 948; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i mean that they can track a phone but not a plane

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 16:07 2

19. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


love the avatar,,,, Android inside apple.

soon Android will eat 3quarter of Apple

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 15:03 2

14. Doakie (Posts: 1252; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Let me guess, you probably think Bush planned it all right?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:24 3

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3472; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


If someone did this then its huge, and its not safe. We have high technology this days and still not a single trace.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:28 1

9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


looks like the sea or the SATAN ate them all.....?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 18:19 1

24. nazyr1803 (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Watch ur words.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 18:18 3

23. nazyr1803 (Posts: 78; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


Please dont make speculations. I am malaysian.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 00:13 1

42. lyndon420 (Posts: 1739; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Sorry...but it doesn't matter where you are from, and if you lost loved ones on this flight you have our condolences. But until we have hard core evidence...speculation will run rampant I'm afraid.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:06

36. Utopian (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


The flight did not have fuel to fly as far as bermuda triangle...!

posted on 15 Apr 2014, 00:22 1

47. roscuthiii (Posts: 1801; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Wrong body of water, but possibly the Devil's Triangle then.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:11 5

2. Utopian (Posts: 21; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Hope they find the black box first!

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:21 1

6. apple4never (Posts: 948; Member since: 08 May 2013)


most likely theyll find them at the same time or around the same time

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:17 5

4. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3251; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Yeah Black box is more important. Cockpit conversations can reveal all the mystery.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:29 1

10. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


normally all previous crashes theyve found the black box, but in this case theres no sign of it.....?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:13 1

37. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I heard that after some time black box will not work...and that time has crossed in this particular..so black box will of no use I think...

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 04:54 2

44. DONUT (Posts: 307; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


nope. the black box battery will run out, thus silencing the "pings" that they emit making it harder to locate. but once they retrieve the box, the recordings can still be played

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:33 1

11. MrTzr (Posts: 106; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


Why isn't the information from the black box or the CVR connected to the cloud?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 14:41

12. apple4never (Posts: 948; Member since: 08 May 2013)


because the transmitters would interfere with the on board systems but by now they shouldve made a way to use a satelite to keep uploading flight info

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:47

35. nlbates66 (Posts: 298; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


no, because everyone is too busy making sure their stupid fat bank accounts keep getting fatter, for the same reason black boxes have such limited ping ranges and data sizes (what was it, only the last 2 hours on a recording loop?).

a lot of this equipment could've been made several hundred times better but nobody wants to spend their money toward it when they can just keep the status quo and thus the money to themselves.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 15:06

15. thadjudda (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Yeah, but you gotta find the damn airplane first and they gotta start looking in Space, Yes Outer space

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 15:17

46. andynaija (Posts: 468; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


You must be veryhttp://goo.gl/rZpKDS

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 15:49

16. spiral777 (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Diego Garcia

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 16:01

17. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2019; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Air transport is the safest mode of transport they said.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 16:27

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 11356; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sadly, this plane is most likely at the bottom of the Indian Ocean. I don't think it's being held somewhere. I hope I'm 100% wrong though.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:15

38. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


I just you're right..if not under indian ocean...it should be the with of terrorist....that is bad imo...

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 18:44

26. Adrian38 (Posts: 126; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


It's definitely gonna be hard to find the plane now that the batteries in the black box have died. Who knows how far down in the ocean this plane is. This whole situation is just odd. Something is not right here.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 19:09

30. garyII (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


i read an article in news paper saying that the plane is 4,500 meter underneath the seabed, approximately 5 times of the Tallest Building in Dubai...and i wonder, even if the rescue or searching team able to determine the blackbox location, how would they travel up to 4,500 meter to get that blackbox.

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 12:38

45. Adrian38 (Posts: 126; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Yeah, it's gonna be extremely hard to retrieve the black box. If it's even possible to retrieve it. This mystery might never get solved.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 19:34 1

31. skyline88 (Posts: 318; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


fact #1001:
Malaysian government is the most idiotic in the world

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 21:42 3

34. berry889 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


fact#1001:
You are trully the most idiotic person in the world

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 19:56

33. Gamas_K (Posts: 61; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


So, they can't find the blackbox and decided to use phone as their information?

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:21

39. Prabs (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Anyone else have a problem with the title of this article? Doomed? Have some respect, especially when the author nor else yet has any idea what happened.

posted on 13 Apr 2014, 22:30

41. express77 (unregistered)


does this means they record all passengers phone data?

posted on 14 Apr 2014, 00:30

43. BigBoss10 (Posts: 232; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


Landed secretely no one knows where

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