Whether your smartphone is white, black or gold, it is now almost 30 times more valuable per ounce than a block of solid silver — and almost as easy to convert discreetly into cash. 855 more words
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Legislation unveiled last week in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a “kill switch” to leave them inoperable if lost or stolen. 195 more words
There’s no question that cellphone theft is a huge problem, accounting for a significant and growing percentage of all robberies, especially in big cities.
However, a California bill introduced on Friday to mandate that cellphones be equipped with a “kill switch” is written so broadly that it could apply to a wide range of devices, even Wi-Fi-only tablets. 363 more words
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A growing epidemic of smartphone thefts prompted state lawmakers to announce Friday new legislation that would require the devices to come equipped with an anti-theft deterrent known as a “kill switch.” 532 more words
Smartphones are smart enough these days to do almost anything. So why can’t they make themselves useless to thieves? That’s the idea behind a new bill in California. 451 more words