Brian Cooley runs down the top 5 anti-theft technologies keeping your car from getting stolen.
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.
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.
On the heels of proposed California legislation, federal lawmakers also get on board with a bill requiring security features on all cell phones.
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."
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.
Apple and Samsung's latest phones and their antitheft technology are being tested by state and federal governments on Thursday.
The chipmaker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.
A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.
Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.