The only way to stop theft of smartphones is simply to keep an eye on your device. The problem with "kill switches" and other electronic security methods is the fact that thieves of such equipment are developing their own counter technology to render the kill switch useless or recondition the smartphone. This is one of our major problems today. Criminal technology is developing along with mainstream advances.
As long as precious metals such as iridium and gold are in cellphones (which people take apart to mine for the metals), there will be thieves. Locking? Unlocking? Secondary to the real conversation of the driver behind thieves and theft: laughing all the way to the cache of personal information stored in the phones.
Carrie Devorah, founder
Center For Copyright Integrity
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