Apple and other mobile phone vendors are being asked to amp up the fight against cell phone theft.
In a series of letters sent today to the heads of Apple, Samsung, Google, Motorola, and Microsoft, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requested information on what they're doing to make their phones more safe and secure from thieves. Schneiderman also urged the companies to work with his office to devise ways to cut down on the lure of cell phones to criminals.
The attorney general pointed to a rise in the theft of phones and other mobile devices in … Read more
Shortly after the Pentagon announced the Chinese government has been involved in widespread cyberespionage targeting the U.S. government and businesses, a bipartisan group of senators proposed a new law to fight cyber-theft.
The law, dubbed "Deter Cyber Theft Act," was proposed Tuesday by Democrats Carl Levin and Jay Rockefeller and Republicans John McCain and Tom Coburn, according to Reuters. The goal of the legislation is to protect commercial data from foreign hackers and governments.
The latest trio of trailers in a series of previews of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V has hit. These character videos take a deeper look at the tribunal stars of the game: Michael, Franklin, and Trevor.
Be sure to check back later this week for a major update to our continuing coverage leading up to the September 17 release of Grand Theft Auto V.
See more Grand Theft Auto V coverage at our sister site, GameSpot.
If a man in a bar offers you a laptop for $70, you know it's probably stolen.
Yes, he might be wearing glasses and look a little like Bill Gates, but, please think, it's probably stolen.
Similarly, if someone tries to sell you an iPhone for a radically reduced amount, suspicion should surely be your guide.
Police in San Francisco are now using a slightly suspicious method to test your suspicions to the full.
Officers in plain clothes (which presumably means plaid shirts and 7 For Mankind jeans) are wandering around areas known to be popular for stolen … Read more
Rockstar certainly knows how to draw out a bit of PR for the fullest effect.
Today, the above image arrived in our inbox with no additional info except to confirm that the trailers are coming on April 30.
There aren't many companies and not many games that could get away with this, but when you're talking about the next Grand Theft Auto, all bets are off.
As a quick reminder before these new trailers arrive next week, here are a few things that we already know about GTA V: … Read more
How bad is the smartphone-theft epidemic? San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon accuses phone companies of profiting from stolen phones, as Michael Scherer reported last month on Time's Swampland site. Gascon is one of several leading law-enforcement officials calling for carriers to be required to implement technology that permanently deactivates stolen phones. It is simply too easy for thieves to resell smartphones.
One year ago, the major cellphone services announced via the CTIA Wireless Association plans to create a database "designed to prevent GSM smartphones reported as stolen from being activated or provided service." The database was … Read more
The Grand Theft Auto V machine seems to be shifting gears as we slowly climb toward that mid-September launch date.
After the second official trailer hit the Web, fans eager for more information on the next GTA title found themselves twiddling their thumbs with just a slow trickle of screenshots to slake their thirst. … Read more
Since its first release in 1997, the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) video game series has given gamers a nearly unlimited supply of chaos and mayhem on virtual city streets. For several months now, Rockstar has been teasing hungry gamers with exciting screenshots from the highly anticipated GTA V.… Read more
Recently, the General Services Administration sent an e-mail alert to users of its System for Award Management (SAM), reporting that a security vulnerability exposed the users' names, taxpayer identification numbers (TINs), marketing partner information numbers, and bank account information to "[r]egistered SAM users with entity administrator rights and delegated entity registration rights."
The notice warned that "[r]egistrants using their Social Security Numbers instead of a TIN for purposes of doing business with the federal government may be at greater risk for potential identity theft." Also provided was a link to a page on the agency's site … Read more