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New App Allows Users To Lock Credit Cards, Customize Security

A new app aims to allow users to have more control over their credit cards, including setting spending limits and locking the card when it is not in use.


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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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Law Enforcement Will Be Able To Access Criminal Records On Smartphones

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/19/2014

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Calif. Leaders Push For Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2014

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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.


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British Researchers Believe Smartphones Are To Blame For Poor Eyesight

A recent study has revealed that smartphones are to blame for vision problems.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/17/2013

Metro and L.A. County Sheriff's deputies are asking patrons to watch for the person. On July 16 at approximately 11:10 p.m. this suspect was captured on video grabbing an Apple iPad from the hands of a Metro patron as she was riding the Blue Line. When the train arrived at the Compton Station, the suspect approached the victim from behind, grabbed her iPad and fled the train car and platform northbound on foot. Please call the LASD Transit Services Bureau (323) 563-5000, if you recognize this man. He is thought to be 17-19 years old with black hair and brown eyes 5' 6" or 5' 7", 140-150 pounds.(credit: MTA)

Smartphone, Tablet Thefts Plague Metro Trains

Metro officials are warning passengers about a recent rash of smartphone and tablet thefts that have occurred on trains.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/20/2012