US Carriers Partner with US Gov't to Implement Joint Stolen Cellphone Database

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  1. acosmichippo

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    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303815404577334152199453024.html?mod=rss_whats_news_technology


    Edit: Wow, formatting is a PITA. Probably easier just to click over to the link.
     
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  2. Rugaby

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    Only really applicable for unlocked phones.

    Most carriers already allow access to these list. At least sprint and Verizon share between each other.
     
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    Also really only applies to iPhones because they apply and often cross carrier phones.
     
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    Perhaps now, yes. But it's nice to know the groundwork is being laid for the future. Who knows how the landscape will change in 10, 20 years.
     
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    Very true. I would say only 50% of people who lose their phone report it to their carrier. Especially with find my iPhone and PlanB available. They want to have hope they can track it.
     

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