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    It comes out of nowhere and looks like a scam: a notification telling you that someone has stolen your Twitter account. It actually came from a new social media app that was a mix of Risk! and Foursquare in which users would "buy" a friend's Twitter account — not the actual account, but in the form of a "trading card" within the app's social sphere — and then be able to "sell" or "trade" it along with making status posts on behalf of that account. Still, Stolen! was an iOS app up until today, when it was taken down its owners, Hey, Inc., at the request of lawmakers and after consumer ...

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    Smartphone thefts are a real thing. Smartphones are valuable, even ones with broken screens or older models. Someone looking to make a quick buck can snag a seemingly basic, beaten smartphone when its owner isn't looking, take it to a classified ads site (not unlike Craigslist) and sell it later that day for a quick buck. It's a very small amount of work for a quick $50 to $300, depending on the phone and its condition. And the more popular and common smartphones are, the higher the risk of theft will inevitably become. We've seen an increasing number of phone thefts which ultimately lead ...

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    If your phone was recently stolen and you reported it as such, there are high possibilities that it is working for a new owner, but not one that's close to you. Carriers block stolen phones from being activated in a very effective way, but their main problem was that these black lists of devices were not accessible to carriers outside the United States. Smartphones can cost twice as much as they do in the United States when you sell them abroad, so you can imagine how much of a lucrative business it is for thieves to steal a phone, regardless of how much you had it blocked. That's about to ...

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    What would you do if your smartphone went missing? Here's the real story of how my wife's GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus was "stolen" -- and a bizarre turn-of events that makes me want to get new locks on my doors. Background I was an early adopter and got my unlocked GSM Galaxy Nexus before a lot of other people (I still can't thank Hashim in England enough for helping me out). It cost the proverbial arm and a leg to get it, but in this industry you've sometimes got to make sacrifices. A Pleasant Surprise My wife wasn't a fan of the large size, but she did like the new operating system and ...

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