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The sleep-texting epidemic

Earlier this year, a Philadelphia doctor offered that teens were texting in their sleep. Now it seems the disease is spreading.

By Aug. 22, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

Jun. 14, 2013

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'Kill switch' sought as answer to phone theft epidemic

A group of law enforcement officials wants the smartphone industry to allow phones to be rendered useless if stolen or lost. The officials are hoping to get the feature into phones by next year.

By Jun. 13, 2013

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A forest epidemic turns into energy opportunity

Biofuel start-up Cobalt Technologies says it's found a way to make biobutanol with wood from forests ravaged by pine beetles.

By Apr. 7, 2010

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Expert: Worm spreading in many ways becoming an epidemic

The worm known as Kido, aka Conficker or Downadup, evolves to spread via removable devices and other means besides just exploiting a Windows vulnerability.

By Jan. 15, 2009

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Cell phone 'kill switch' bill signed into law in Minnesota

Law requires all connected devices sold in the state to be equipped with antitheft software.

By May. 14, 2014

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Most phone theft victims ready to resort to vigilantism, study shows

With smartphone theft on the rise, a new study finds most people are willing to take matters into their own hands.

By May. 7, 2014

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California shoots down 'kill switch' legislation for smartphones

Legislators rejected a bill requiring device makers like Apple to include antitheft software on smartphones sold in the state. Their reason: It would be bad for business.

By Apr. 24, 2014

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California Senate approves smartphone ‘kill-switch’ bill

After failing in the state Senate two weeks ago, a bill requiring that device makers include antitheft software on phones sold in the state passes muster.

By May. 8, 2014

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Are selfies causing the spread of head lice?

A lice-removal professional claims selfies are contributing to an increase in the spread of head lice among young people, but for now at least, the link is by no means conclusive.

By Feb. 24, 2014