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Gerry Smith

Major Player In Black Market For Stolen iPhones Pleads Guilty

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.17.2014 | Technology

A Michigan man whom authorities say was a major player in the underground market for stolen smartphones pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to trafficking stolen iPhones and other devices overseas, where they were sold for as much as $3,000 each.

New Video Reveals The Dark Side Of Long iPhone Lines

The Huffington Post | Kerry Flynn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Technology

For some, the annual pilgrimage to an Apple store to buy a glossy new iPhone is purely for the spectacle. Die-hard fans spend hours outside to be a pa...

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'Left To Die ... All For The Sake Of A Mobile Phone'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

In South Africa, Chris Preece was hacked with a machete. In the United States, Megan Boken was shot twice in the chest and neck. In England, Keith Soo...

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Smartphone Thefts Rose Again in 2013 Despite Efforts To Stop Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

Thefts of smartphones and other mobile devices increased in major cities nationwide in 2013, despite new efforts by law enforcement and the industry t...

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The Company Wireless Carriers Don't Want You To Know About

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

When Lawrence Flynn’s smartphone was stolen in Atlanta in July, he assumed it was gone for good. Weeks went by. Police had no leads. “I had gi...

Gerry Smith

Stolen Smartphones Are The New Cocaine

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

This article is part of a Huffington Post series exploring the global underground trade in stolen smartphones. Previous stories in the series can be f...

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De Blasio Has A Plan To End New York's iPhone Theft Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.22.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Bill de Blasio, the front-runner to become New York City's next mayor, called Monday for new technology and more police officers on the st...

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Lawmakers Take Aim At iPhone Black Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.18.2013 | Technology

Two New York state lawmakers introduced legislation Friday that would make it illegal for businesses to sell used smartphones without proof of ownersh...

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Inside The Massive Global Black Market For Smartphones

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology

This article is part of a Huffington Post series exploring the global underground trade in stolen smartphones. Previous stories in the series can be f...

China: iPhone Gets Cool Welcome

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

(Joe McDonald, AP) BEIJING - Apple's iPhone is making its long-awaited formal debut in the world's most populous mobile phone market, without a key f...