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Understanding the Smartphone Black Market

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

This week, Apple introduced a new iPhone. Among its features: fingerprint recognition and other security measures that could make the device harder to re-sell if it’s been stolen. But it’s up against a sophisticated black market that has had six years to cater to the world’s insatiable appetite for second-hand smartphones.

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Schneiderman Scrutinizes Smartphone “Kill Switches”

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is testing new security features on some of the smartphones most commonly targeted by thieves.