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How to remotely tell if an iPhone's Activation Lock is turned off

The security feature, designed to prevent use of lost or stolen devices, must be turned off before you buy a used iPhone.

By October 2, 2014

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KitKat update removes app permissions toggle

Google quietly pulls a hidden feature in Android KitKat that allowed people to deny app permissions on a case-by-case basis.

By December 13, 2013

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Essential steps for securing your phone, and what else can be done to foil thieves

As smartphone theft grows, handset owners need to do all they can to secure their devices. Read the steps you can take and find just what else the industry is, and is not, doing.

By November 19, 2013

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iPhone 5S Touch ID hacked by fake fingerprints

Hackers claim to have beaten Apple's Touch ID fingerprint security already, using movie-style fake fingerprints to break into the iPhone 5S.

By September 23, 2013

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NSA secretly vacuumed up Verizon phone records

A top secret order reveals that the National Security Agency is gathering records of millions of phone calls made by Americans.

By June 5, 2013

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Android apps with BadNews malware downloaded by millions

Malware dubbed BadNews has been discovered in Android app market Google Play and downloaded millions of times.

By April 22, 2013

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Nexus 4 serial numbers reveal nearly 400,000 built

A wonderful piece of crowdsleuthing by the fervent Android fans of the XDA forums has revealed how many Nexus 4s have been built.

By January 3, 2013

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AT&T, T-Mobile team up to curb smartphone theft

The companies have created a joint database that will stop stolen smartphones from being used on either of their networks.

By November 1, 2012

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Using a tablet SIM to turn a smartphone into a data-only device

In this Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon advises a reader looking to use a SIM card from a tablet to get data-only wireless service on his smartphone.

By October 27, 2012

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Test your Android phone for the web browser hard-reset exploit

It has been revealed that some Android-powered products are vulnerable to a browser-based exploit that will hard reset the phone and wipe all of your data.

By September 25, 2012