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Aug 10 2012 12:48PM GMT
Posted by: Margaret Rouse
||” After pressure from police departments, the wireless industry is moving to adopt a national registry system that would deny service to such devices. The idea is simple: When a smartphone is reported stolen, its ID number goes into a database. When another user tries to make a call or download data, the device pops up on the blacklist and the carrier denies service.” – Rolfe Winkler
Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is iCrime (Apple picking). According to New York City police commissioner Ray Kelly, 40% of the mobile devices stolen in NYC are made by Apple.