Mobile phone carriers profit from phone theft ‘are not innocent,’ says DC police chief

Carriers benefit from phone theft.

Theft of mobile phones is a massive and growing problem, accounting for more than 40 percent of all thefts in San Francisco in 2012. But is that a good thing for mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon?

 

 

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Cell phone theft becomes a national crime epidemic in the U.S.

 10% of cellular users said their phone had been stolen at one point.

From San Francisco to Washington, D.C., law enforcement agencies are again sounding an alarm over mobile-phone thefts, demanding that the wireless industry, resellers and lawmakers take new steps to quash the thriving black market for boosted devices.

 

 

 

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Hotels use RFID chips to keep linens from travelling to new destinations

To keep robes and towels from checking out, a small but growing number of hotels are starting to use new radio frequency chips to keep track of their inventory.
The RFID technology — which stands for radio frequency identification and requires an installed chip that can be read by an electronic reader — has been used by various industries for several years to organize product storage and tally shipments…

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Spam decreases 82% since last year

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225 billion emails were sent per day in July 2010.

There was a whole lot less spam sent today than there was a year ago. The graphic above illustrates how there were more than 225 billion spam emails sent per day in July, 2010.  It also shows in June, 2011, that number has dropped to approximately 40 billion. That’s an 82.22% decrease in spam over a year.

 

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