smartphone http://wamc.org en NY AG Schneiderman: Google And Microsoft Phones Will Ship With Kill Switch Technology http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-schneiderman-google-and-microsoft-phones-will-ship-kill-switch-technology <p>Apple added what’s known as a "kill switch" to iPhones last September. Authorities say that has sharply reduced robberies and thefts of the popular smartphone. Now,&nbsp;Microsoft and Google will a kill switch to their smartphone operating systems.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:47:21 +0000 Dave Lucas 93101 at http://wamc.org NY AG Schneiderman: Google And Microsoft Phones Will Ship With Kill Switch Technology Study: Smartphones Disrupt Caregiver-Child Interaction http://wamc.org/post/study-smartphones-disrupt-caregiver-child-interaction <p>A new <a href="http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/03/05/peds.2013-3703.abstract" target="_blank">study</a> looks at how the caregiver-child dynamic is affected when the caregiver uses a mobile device during a fast food meal. The study is the latest to question how technology can influence childhood development.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:24:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 85722 at http://wamc.org Study: Smartphones Disrupt Caregiver-Child Interaction Schumer & Schneiderman Tackle Smartphone Crime http://wamc.org/post/schumer-schneiderman-tackle-smartphone-crime <p></p><p></p><p>Major cities across the Northeast are experiencing a spike in robberies, driven by crimes involving smartphones. New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer are taking steps to discourage thieves from targeting the devices.</p><p>Every minute, 113 smartphones are stolen or lost nationwide, according to New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who co-founded a partnership with the wireless industry called Secure Our Smartphones. The initiative has picked up support from 30 other state attorneys general.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:37:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 77795 at http://wamc.org Schumer & Schneiderman Tackle Smartphone Crime Cuomo Announces Crackdown On Drivers Who Text http://wamc.org/post/cuomo-announces-crackdown-drivers-who-text <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is getting tougher on drivers who text or chat on their phones while at the wheel.&nbsp; Cuomo, the father of three teen-agers, said Friday that a change will go into effect starting Saturday. The revised penalty applies to any kind of cellphone activity while driving.&nbsp; Drivers will see the penalty for texting while driving increase from three points off their driver’s licenses &nbsp;to five points. Cuomo told CBS New York he spends a lot of time in a car and he sees people texting while driving every day.</p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:56:06 +0000 Dave Lucas 66075 at http://wamc.org Cuomo Announces Crackdown On Drivers Who Text NY AG Wants Industry's Help in Cracking Down On Smartphone Thefts http://wamc.org/post/ny-ag-wants-industrys-help-cracking-down-smartphone-thefts <p></p><p>New York’s attorney general is calling on the four major makers of smartphones and the systems that run on the phones to do more to protect consumers from cell-phone thefts. He says in too many cases, the thefts are violent.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 23:26:22 +0000 Allison Dunne 64587 at http://wamc.org NY AG Wants Industry's Help in Cracking Down On Smartphone Thefts