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Iphone Trafficking

Gerry Smith

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...

Gerry Smith

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...

Gerry Smith

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...

Gerry Smith

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...

This Week In Huffington Magazine

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.25.2013 | Black Voices
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, against the backdrop of the Trayvon Martin case, the decision weakening the Voting Rights Act, and Detroit's bankruptcy, Howard Fineman looks at how far we still are from true equality for African-Americans.

Gerry Smith

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...

Gerry Smith

Apple Introduces Feature To Deter iPhone Thieves

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.11.2013 | Technology

Apple on Monday unveiled a new iPhone feature it billed as a potent protection against thieves, seeking to stem a national crime wave focused on its u...

Gerry Smith

NY Attorney General Aims To Crack Down Common Type Of Violent Crime

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology

New York's attorney general on Monday became the latest public official to pressure smartphone manufacturers to combat thefts, saying the rising numbe...

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Undercover Police Stings Target Front Lines Of Stolen iPhone Market

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.28.2013 | 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...

Gerry Smith

Top City Prosecutor Says Apple Should Create Stolen iPhone 'Kill Switch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.02.2013 | Technology

The top prosecutor in San Francisco wants Apple to design a "kill switch" for iPhones that would render devices useless after they are stolen. San ...

Gerry Smith

How The iPhone Became An Object Worth Killing For

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.28.2013 | 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...