FCC releases report on millions of smartphone thefts, recommends installing tracking software on devices

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Date: Monday, December 8th, 2014, 10:13
Category: iPhone, News, Uncategorized

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In a quick note on Twitter, the FCC reported that 59 percent of robberies in San Francisco involved theft of a smartphone. The report also stated that in 2013, 3.1 million Americans had smartphones stolen, up 93 percent from 1.6M in 2012.

In addition, only 22 percent of smartphone users installed software that can locate their phone, while 46 percent of robberies in New York in 2013 involved smartphones.


It’s a fairly lengthy report, but it might be good to read.

Beyond that, just be careful out there with your iOS or Android device, be sure to back it up either to the cloud or your Mac or PC, install tracking software on it and make sure its familiar weight is on you before you walk into a new place.

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