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News) - Americans love to use smartphones, and thieves love to steal them. Why?
Because there's a growing black market for these expensive devices. But now,
cellphone carriers and the government are fighting back.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said, "iPhone and smart
phones nowadays are like catnip for criminals. They've valuable, they're
exposed. They're easy to steal."
will introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to tamper with a
cell phone's unique identification number, punishable by up to five years in