New York attorney general wants tech companies to help fight cellphone theft

By Jesse
May 14, 2013
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  1. In letters to Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has put out a call to work on a solution to the growing issue of smartphone theft. In them he asks what each is doing to...

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  2. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 856   +121

    Yea, legislation from New York to help people... by violating their civil rights of course! Let's have 24/7 monitoring of every cell phone location and microphone and video for Homeland Security and Law Encroachment officials. State + Corporate = Fascism
    avoidz and cliffordcooley like this.
  3. I can only infer that you prefer to be bashed and robbed.

    Awesome choice.
  4. highlander84

    highlander84 TS Booster Posts: 108   +30

    I fail to see how this is violating civil rights...It will simply lock out said phone (vie serial number) WHEN its reported stolen so it essentially becomes useless as a phone... That being said... I think it would prove even better to prevent access to the phone and prevent people from simply entering recovery mode and resetting the phone. However, most people I know do not enable device security so a lost or stolen phone is easily accessed. I have personally never had a phone stolen or lost. Something about paying several hundred dollars for something and then not looking out for it? Seems a bit careless.
    Jesse likes this.

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