Apple and Google are being strongly encouraged by U.S. officials to ramp up efforts to reduce the rampant wave of smartphone-related crime sweeping the United States.
The Washington Post reported this week that top law enforcement officials from San Francisco and New York “plan to meet with some of the nation’s largest smartphone makers next week to help thwart the rise in cellphone thefts and robberies.”
This meeting will convene in New York City on June 13th. It will be called the “Smartphone Summit.”
“With 1.6 million Americans falling victim to smartphone theft in 2012, this has become a national epidemic,” said San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. “Unlike other types of crimes, smartphone theft can be eradicated with a simple technological solution.”