Snippet: The Life of a Stolen Phone ☇

Shared on April 24, 2014

Rachel Swan for SF Weekly takes a look at some of the legal and social implications of smartphone theft:

“They videotaped me turning my phone off, sending a text, and then receiving the location of the text,” Alex recalls, noting that the BART cops were fascinated; “Find My iPhone” hadn’t received that much buzz outside Apple fan-club circles, and most non-techies still didn’t know it existed. Alex gave the cops permission to subpoena his phone records from Apple.

Go and enable Find My Phone and Activation Lock right now if you haven’t already.

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