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Old 02-12-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Police chiefs everywhere say that smartphone robberies are rocketing. They’ve offered cash rewards, set up decoy crews in subway stations and urged iPhone owners to be wary.

But the robberies keep coming. Now, police in the Washington area and elsewhere are expressing their frustration in plain terms, publicly asking regulators and wireless-network operators to allow stolen devices to be shut down remotely through unique identification numbers within them.

Smartphones’ remote shutdowns would reduce robberies, Lanier says - The Washington Post
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:17 PM
 
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This makes sense. Remote Kill switch + GPS Location.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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This is news?

There's already "an app for that".
iPhones have it built in with the new "Find my Phone" feature and Androids have their choice of 5 or 6 different apps that do this, as well.

Totally overblown issue. Most stolen phones are worthless once the owner has it shut off anyway...
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