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FCC still unhappy with high number of smartphone thefts each year

The FCC is still unhappy about the large number of smartphone thefts that occur in the United States each year
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Dec 9, 2014 1:18 pm

Even with increased awareness from phone manufacturers and wireless carriers, smartphone theft remains a significant problem in the United States. There are more than 1 million smartphones stolen in the United States every year, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rather unhappy about it.




"There is no single technology 'silver bullet' that will eliminate phone theft and therefore a complementary suite of technical and operational mitigation techniques will need to be made available and applied to gain additional impact to this issue," the report indicated.


Some US states have become more aggressive regarding smartphone theft, requiring manufacturers to include anti-theft technologies in new phones - but that will slow theft - and more must be done to prevent snatch and grab, armed robbery, and other crime.


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