Cell phones http://wesa.fm en Effort to Curb Cell Phone Theft Comes to Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/effort-curb-cell-phone-theft-comes-pennsylvania <p>Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has joined top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York in a nationwide initiative to thwart smartphone&nbsp;thefts by rendering the devices useless after a robbery.</p><p>The “Secure Our Smartphones” initiative was introduced in Pennsylvania by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this week. It’s a collaboration among attorneys general and municipal leaders asking cell phone manufacturers to develop a “kill switch” for stolen phones.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:05:59 +0000 Deanna Garcia & Associated Press 18916 at http://wesa.fm Bill Would Promote 'Camouflaged' Cell Phone Towers in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/bill-would-promote-camouflaged-cell-phone-towers-pittsburgh <p>The Pittsburgh Planning Commission is reviewing legislation that would create incentives for communications companies to conceal cell phone towers and antennas within regular urban structures.</p><p>A Pittsburgh resident originally proposed the idea to District 7 Councilman Patrick Dowd, who introduced the measure to Council on Tuesday.</p><p>District 7 communications manager Nathaniel Hanson said the legislation would encourage companies to hide their new antennas within the most workaday buildings and objects.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:14:35 +0000 Noah Brode 6786 at http://wesa.fm Bill Would Promote 'Camouflaged' Cell Phone Towers in Pittsburgh