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FILE -- A small drone (Credit: Getty Images)

CBS 2 Exclusive: Cops Say Criminals Are Going High-Tech, Using Drones To Case Victims

The military uses drones to carry bombs or conduct surveillance, but anyone can buy a drone without a weapon that uses high-definition cameras and GPS, even criminals.

09/29/2014

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

A voice mail by scammers appears to come from an official Verizon customer service phone number. (credit: CBS 2)

Scammers Manipulate Caller ID To Target Verizon Customers

The special offer looks like it’s coming from an Verizon Wireless customer service phone number. But it’s really a scam.

03/11/2014

Upper West Side Cell Tower

Upper West Side Residents Frustrated As 911 Calls Are Bounced To New Jersey

Concerns have arisen on the Upper West Side, as some residents have said they have been running into issues calling 911. As CBS 2’s Don Champion reported, the callers have found themselves connected to dispatchers across the Hudson River in New Jersey.

02/24/2014

The site of a collapse in Jersey City on Feb. 13, 2014. (credit: Janelle Burrell/CBS 2)

Verizon Building Roof Collapses In Jersey City

A Verizon facility where workers keep their vehicles partially collapsed during Thursday’s powerful winter storm.

02/13/2014

FILE - A Verizon sign hangs on a store in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Verizon Worker Accused Of Cutting Cablevision Wires On Long Island

Vincent Gargano of Setauket cut a Cablevision fiber optic cable wire and another Cablevision wire on Jan. 7, police said. The outage affected about 6,000 customers.

02/12/2014

Subway (credit: CBS 2)

Verizon Wires Up 35 Subway Stations For Wi-Fi Use

Verizon Wireless customers can now use their cellphones in 35 of New York City’s underground subway stations.

01/28/2014

Lights atop the Empire State Building (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Start Tweeting! Super Bowl Debates To Light Up Empire State Building

Not sure which team has the edge in Super Bowl XLVIII? Just look up. The ESB is teaming up with Verizon ahead of Sunday’s Denver-Seattle matchup for what’s being touted as “the first-ever social media-driven” light show.

01/27/2014

NYPD (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Verizon Outage Takes NYPD Data Systems Offline For Hours

The entire NYPD except 1 Police Plaza lost access to its data systems Thursday due to a Verizon outage.

01/16/2014

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12: A fire and police emergency box stands in the area where members of Save Our Streets (S.O.S.) held a rally and vigil on the sidewalk near where a 16-year-old boy was shot last Tuesday evening, on January 12, 2013 in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Manhattan FDNY Alarm Boxes Back Up And Running

FDNY alarm boxes were all back up and running in Manhattan early Wednesday, after an infrastructure failure shut them down.

01/15/2014

Gregory Rocco, of Brooklyn, NY, looks at an iPhone 5C on display at the Fifth Avenue Apple store on September 20, 2013.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

‘Kill Switch’ Technology Could Deal Death Blow To Smartphone Thefts

A hidden battle is being waged over smartphones. Last year, more than 1.5-million Americans had their devices stolen but some companies are against a simple solution.

11/19/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

Verizon To Restore Land Lines On Fire Island

Verizon used Fire Island as a test case and installed a wireless system called Voice Link to service the island’s 300 permanent residents and dozens of businesses after Sandy.

09/10/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

AARP Challenging Verizon’s Plans To Do Away With Landlines In 2 Sandy-Battered Towns

Verizon spokesman Lee Gierczynski said Sandy damaged the old copper telephone wire network in the community beyond repair. He said the company does not intend to rebuild the lines or bring in a fiber-optic cable system.

07/31/2013

Verizon Voice Link box (credit: CBS 2)

Verizon Using Fire Island To Test Getting Rid Of Landline Phones

Instead of costly replacement to copper wiring lost in Sandy, Verizon is using Fire Island as test case, offering all 300 permanent residents and dozens of businesses a wireless alternative it calls Voice Link.

07/09/2013

FILE - A Verizon sign hangs on a store in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Source Who Leaked NSA Phone Surveillance Information Identified

A new twist has appeared in the controversy over a secret government program tracking the phone calls and Internet habits of millions of Americans.

06/09/2013

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