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A woman users her cellphone. (credit: Getty Images)

Crime Data Shows iPhone ‘Kill Switch’ Cuts Thefts

Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

06/19/2014

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

Police say this man rode up behind a woman a took her cell phone from her hands before fleeing on his bike. (Credit: DCPI)

Cops: Suspect Biked Past Woman, Swiped Cell Phone From Her Hands

The NYPD has asked the public for help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a grand larceny that took place in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.

04/12/2014

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

Schneiderman, San Francisco DA Announce Plan To Fight Smartphone Thefts

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York have announced the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition to battle a surge in smartphone thefts.

06/13/2013

iPhone (file / credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Schneiderman To Host ‘Smartphone Summit’ To Combat Rise In Thefts

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Wednesday announced the June 13 meeting with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers. The meeting will be held in Schneiderman’s New York City office.

06/05/2013

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