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Smartphone theft on the rise but isn’t totally hopeless

Consumer Reports' 2013 survey revealed a situation that many of those observing the mobile industry might already be well aware of. Cases of smartphone...

Qualcomm SafeSwitch hardware kill will land next year

When it comes to stopping smartphone thieves from being able to use your stolen device, lock codes help to some extent to protect your...

California “kill switch” bill takes effect July 1, 2015

The once contentious "kill switch" feature, previously blocked and now accepted by the mobile industry, has finally been signed into law, at least in...

Theftie app gives device theft security for free

A lost smartphone – whether by theft or by a more benign misplacing – is always a problem for handheld device users. That is...

Android to get its own kill switch feature soon

In order to further curb the rampant theft of smartphones, Google and Microsoft, will be implementing their own "kill switch" features in upcoming versions...

Lookout Theft Alerts looks out for suspicious behavior

Mobile security firm Lookout is offering a new feature that brings it up to par with many security apps and services now on Android....

Minnesota becomes first to sign smartphone ‘kill switch’ into law

Signed by Governor Mark Dayton, Minnesota has become the first state with a law on the books requiring a remote shut-off for smartphones and...

California “kill switch” bill passes State Senate

With 26 for and 8 against, the State Senate of California went beyond the required 21 votes to get the "kill switch" bill cleared....

Smartphone theft reports jump to 3.1 million in 2013

We've been hearing about the "kill switch" technology lately. That is a debate that will likely continue for a while, but it looks like...

CTIA announces Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment “kill switch” policy

It seems that the CTIA-The Wireless Association has practically backtracked on its position by unveiling its new Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment. This new policy...

Samsung Galaxy S5 from Verizon and US Cellular to sport anti-theft features

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman made an announcement today that sounds both strange and hopeful. Samsung,...

US Senators now backing “kill switch” proposal

In a rather strange turn of events, lawmakers across the country are now trying to put their weight behind the almost aborted kill switch...

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