On the heels of proposed California legislation, federal lawmakers also get on board with a bill requiring security features on all cell phones.
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.
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 wireless provider will expands faster 4G connectivity to more than 1,200 cell towers this year, bolstering coverage in 13 states.
State regulators unveiled the proposed piece of legislation, hoping to suppress theft of mobile devices. But will resistance from the wireless industry halt the effort?
A car is stopped by two men in San Francisco. One man confronts the driver. The other allegedly reaches into the back seat and steals a tablet from a toddler who's playing with it.