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Smartphone Thefts Have Doubled in the Last Year

As of January 2014, 90% of American adults own a cell phone, and 58% of adults own a smartphone – that’s a pretty large percentage of the population. 285 more words


Smartphone industry commits to anti-theft measures in US

SAN FRANCISCO – A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft. 618 more words


Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and Carriers Back Anti-Theft Measures for Smartphones

With several states and municipalities considering various mandatory “kill-switch” laws for mobile devices, the wireless industry announced a voluntary commitment to include new anti-theft technology on phones starting next year. 406 more words


Lose your smartphone? Its finder is likely to snoop through it

TORONTO – Canadians who lose their smartphone or have it stolen should have little hope that their private information will remain private if their device is left unlocked, according to a new study. 946 more words


Debate over cellphone kill switches heats up in Canada

Watch above: What is a cellphone “kill switch” and why do Canadians want them to be mandatory? Shirlee Engel reports.

TORONTO – Cellphone theft has become a hot button issue for consumers and law enforcement agencies across Canada, opening the debate for so-called cellphone “kill switches” north of the U.S. 734 more words