CTIA-The Wireless Association

New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman speaks at a news conference introducing new legislation that would require smartphone manufacturers to create a "kill switch" for people to deactivate their phones if they are stolen, on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Getty Images)

Disconnect Seen Between Smartphone Industry, Schneiderman Over Anti-Theft Agreement

The companies have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on smartphones sold in the U.S. after July 2015.

04/16/2014

iPhone 5 (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Schneiderman Seeks Help To Curb Cell Phone Thefts

New York state’s attorney general asked smartphone makers on Monday to do more to protect consumers from violent street crimes known as “Apple picking,” or cellphone thefts.

05/13/2013

Android phone. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Seen At 11: Your Mobile Device Could Be Targeted By Viral Vandals

Smartphone and tablet users beware – there has been a sharp increase in the number of criminal hack attacks on mobile devices.

03/05/2013