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Monday, July 29, 2013

Smartphones Attract Crime

In AdAge:   Always thought that smartphones decreased crime by adding a new element of crowdsourced communications to inform authorities.  But it turns out that smartphones also strongly attract crime: " ... more than 1.6 million Americans were victims of smartphone theft last year and why thefts of mobile devices now make up 40 percent of all robberies in major American cities. The rising street crime is exacting a heavy toll on consumers who spend an estimated $30 billion each year replacing lost and stolen devices, according to Lookout, a San Francisco-based mobile security firm. ... " 

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