Your Smartphone Has Been Stolen. Now What?
Police forces around the country are reporting a spike in smartphone thefts: 40 percent of reported robberies in D.C. so far this year involved cell phones, iPods or tablet computers. Now police chiefs are proposing that wireless companies remotely shut down stolen devices, using a unique registration number. We explore what can you can do to protect your smartphone and the data it holds, before and after a device is stolen.