A man was assaulted and had his watch stolen in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood on Monday night after trying to arrange the purchase of a smartphone through Craigslist.
The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York said that the mayor of London is joining their effort to stop the surge of stolen smartphones.
The phone is expected to go on sale in late August or early September.
The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York say they are bringing in state and federal security experts to test the newest anti-theft features designed to thwart the surge of stolen smartphones nationwide.
Law enforcement officials nationwide, including San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, are demanding the creation of a “kill switch” that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen.
Top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York plan to meet with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts and robberies.
Over the next year, 27 million Americans will accidentally damage their smartphone. Do the math and that means about 2 million people per-month, or 80,000 per-day will have an accident with the phone, according to warranty provider Square Trade.
The invites have gone out for a Facebook event next week in which it plans to unveil what it’s called the new home on Android. Speculation obviously leans toward a new phone.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors voted Tuesday to build a mobile phone application to connect passengers to taxis throughout the city.
A California couple were arraigned Tuesday on charges they collected hundreds of stolen smartphones from across the nation, then sold them in Hong Kong for as much as $2,000 each.