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'Treat your phone like cash': Vancouver police warn about slight rise in cellphone thefts

While Vancouver Police say the number of cellphone robberies on the city’s streets has been decreasing since 2012, they are starting to see a slight rise in the crime. 319 more words


Smartphone Thefts Drop as Kill Switch Law Goes Into Effect in California

A new law goes into effect on Wednesday that requires smartphones sold in California to have a “kill switch” to prevent theft.

But it’s already having an impact, with the inclusion of such protections on newer devices leading to a drop in smartphone theft. 303 more words


Police warn against tracking stolen smartphones, here's what you should do instead

WATCH ABOVE: All Jeremy Cook wanted was to find his lost cell phone. But when the 18-year-old London, Ont. teen tracked it down, it ended with him losing his life. 659 more words