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SF district attorney thinks of smartphone theft differently after leading SFPD

Q&A: CNET met with San Francisco D.A. George Gascon to talk about his push for a smartphone anti-theft bill, which is likely headed to a Thursday vote in California's state senate.

By April 24, 2014


For lost iPhone, SFPD wants bar's surveillance video

San Francisco Police have asked owners of Cava 22, the bar where an Apple employee lost an unreleased iPhone in July, to see their surveillance video. Are there images of what happened to the missing device?

By September 25, 2011


Full text: SFPD statement on aiding Apple

In a press release, the San Francisco Police Department, after initially saying no records existed of a search for a missing iPhone that was first reported by CNET, confirms involvement.

By September 3, 2011


Did SFPD reveal that lost device is iPhone 5?

San Francisco Police Department issues statement via Word file labeled iPhone5.doc. The police and Apple have only added to confusion about probe into lost unreleased iPhone.

By September 3, 2011


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


Thief steals iPhones, leaves Samsung Galaxy

Police say a man broke into a wireless store in Virginia and stole several iPhones. He did, however, leave his own Samsung Galaxy behind.

By July 11, 2013


Lookout launches 'theftie' alerts to combat smartphone theft

The mobile security firm thinks a phone's front-facing camera can help retrieve a stolen device.

By May 28, 2014


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


Supreme Court debates police permission to search cell phones

Modern smartphones carry a trove of personal information. The nation's top court weighs the nuances of police using them to gather evidence without first getting a warrant.

By April 29, 2014


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