Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Thieves love to steal smartphones.

(CBS 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."
Schumer 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 prison.
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