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.
Attorney General Kamala Harris says her office has designed a mobile application that will allow law enforcement officers to download criminal records and other information to their smartphones.
Legislation unveiled Friday in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a “kill switch” to render them inoperable if lost or stolen — a move that could be the first of its kind in the country.
Riverside officials have decided to ban machines that give cash for used cellphones, tablets and MP3 players because of theft concerns.
A recent study has revealed that smartphones are to blame for vision problems.
Metro officials are warning passengers about a recent rash of smartphone and tablet thefts that have occurred on trains.