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Top 5: Anti-theft technologies

Brian Cooley runs down the top 5 anti-theft technologies keeping your car from getting stolen.

By July 7, 2014


Smartphone industry commits to antitheft measures amid calls for 'kill switch'

The New York Attorney General and San Francisco District Attorney applaud the move, but say it falls short of their goal of having antitheft measures enabled by default on all devices.

By April 15, 2014


Samsung Galaxy S5 comes preloaded with antitheft features for Verizon, US Cellular

In an effort to curb smartphone theft, Verizon and US Cellular have worked out a solution with the Korean handset maker to better secure its new flagship Android device.

By April 4, 2014


Senators propose smartphone antitheft 'kill switch' bill

On the heels of proposed California legislation, federal lawmakers also get on board with a bill requiring security features on all cell phones.

By February 13, 2014


​Startup's network for Net-connected devices goes slow to win you over

The Ingenu technology will link home appliances, water meters and streetlights to help rev up the Internet of Things.

By September 9, 2015


New York AG to cellular carriers: Why was antitheft switch killed?

The attorney general pens letters to the major US wireless carriers and says "it's disturbing that the nation's leading smartphone carriers knowingly dismissed technology that could save lives."

By December 11, 2013


More work ahead in Apple, Samsung antitheft crack attack

The results of attempts to crack the antitheft security on Apple's iOS 7 and Samsung's Galaxy S4 Lojack system are still being compiled.

By July 19, 2013


Apple, Samsung's latest phones face antitheft stress test

Apple and Samsung's latest phones and their antitheft technology are being tested by state and federal governments on Thursday.

By July 18, 2013


iPhone thefts get walloped by kill feature, officials say

Thefts of Apple's smartphone have plummeted in San Francisco, New York and London following the debut of the company's Activation Lock feature in fall 2013.

By February 11, 2015


Your bike and your smartphone become one with this Kickstarter connected bike system

The Cobi connected bicycle system aims to bring connected car smarts and safety into the bike lane.

By December 22, 2014