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New Legislation Would Require A 'Kill Switch' In Every Phone

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.03.2014 | Technology

A New York congressman announced legislation Monday aimed at reducing the growing number of smartphone thefts across the country. The bill, introdu...

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U.S. Senator To Introduce 'Kill Switch' Legislation To Combat Phone Thefts

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) will introduce legislation in coming weeks to fight a growing trend of smartphone thefts nationwide by forcing the i...

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California Lawmaker To Introduce Bill Mandating Smartphone 'Kill Switch'

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

A California state senator plans to introduce legislation next month that would require every new smartphone sold in the state to carry anti-theft tec...

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AT&T And Verizon Need To Explain Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is raising questions about whether wireless carriers are blocking new technology that could re...

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Why Wireless Carriers Rejected A Simple Solution To Smartphone Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 11.21.2013 | Technology

As cell phone robberies have soared nationwide, phone companies have found a lucrative side business offering insurance to customers who are anxious t...

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Prosecutors To Test Apple, Samsung Smartphone Anti-Theft Features

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.18.2013 | Technology

Security experts on Thursday will test new antitheft features recently introduced by Apple and Samsung by employing the same tactics used by thieves t...

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Major Smartphone Maker Promises Anti-Theft Feature As Prosecutor Imposes 'Kill Switch' Deadline

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.14.2013 | Technology

Samsung on Thursday promised to swiftly add a new feature to its smartphones allowing owners to entirely deactivate their devices if they are stolen, ...

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Prosecutors Probe Smartphone Makers' Failure To Deter Thefts

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.13.2013 | Technology

Top state and city law enforcement officials on Thursday will announce an expansive investigation into the failure of Apple and other smartphone manuf...

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Smartphone Makers Will Have To Answer For Street Crime

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.05.2013 | Technology

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has summoned representatives of the four largest smartphone makers to a summit next week where he plans to...