Cellphones

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Wireless Industry Makes Anti-Theft Commitment

A trade group for wireless providers says the country’s biggest smartphone makers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the devices to try to deter rampant theft.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/15/2014

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Riverside Bans Cash-For-Electronics Machines

Riverside officials have decided to ban machines that give cash for used cellphones, tablets and MP3 players because of theft concerns.

09/01/2013

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Police Search For Armed Man Who Robbed 3 Teens In Manhattan Beach

Police are searching for a man who robbed three teens at gunpoint in Manhattan Beach Thursday afternoon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/23/2013

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9 Teens Charged With Robbing Pedestrians During Hollywood ‘Bash Mob’

Nine teenagers have been charged with robbing pedestrians during a so-called “bash mob” in Hollywood last week, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/23/2013

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Report IDs Range Of Abuses By Calif. Prison Staff

One prison employee was accused of bearing an inmate’s child. Another was alleged to have sent nude photos of herself to an inmate’s contraband cellphone.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/15/2012

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Company To Install Technology To Disable Cell Phone Use In State Prisons

A company that supplies California prisons with pay phones is installing technology to disable cell phones.

04/17/2012

A smart phone might reveal where you live. (credit: AP)

USC: Homeless Teens Consider Cell Phone Important As Food

For teens without a home, a cell phone is an essential lifeline, according to a USC study released Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/20/2011

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Is Your Cellphone Spying On You?

SoCal residents are finding out what they do on their cell phones may not be for their eyes only.

12/02/2011

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Cellphones Now Classified As A ‘Possible’ Carcinogenic

A respected international panel of scientists says cellphones are possible cancer-causing agents, putting them in the same category as the pesticide DDT, gasoline engine exhaust and coffee.

05/31/2011

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