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Chasing A Stolen I-Pad

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Vineland, New Jersey (My9NJ) - A Chasing New Jersey viewer posted on Facebook that her I-Pad was stolen. In an attempt to locate the pricey electronic, she used the “Find my I-Pad” app. Google maps located the device very quickly and showed that the I-Pad was in a vehicle in Vineland, New Jersey.

By the time the rightful owner of the I-Pad had gotten out of work, the battery on her I-Pad went dead and the google map locator was no longer available to help her retrieve her missing tablet.

After calling the Vineland Police Department and explaining her situation and the latest known location of the device, she was told that she had to go into the police department to file a complaint.

Cyber Security expert Robert D’Ovidio says that this kind of thing happens all the time.

“We’re seeing an epidemic of theft of cellphones and tablets throughout the United States. Some jurisdictions in large urban areas are reporting up to 50% of their robberies are cellphones and tablets, these highly mobile devices. And one of the things that’s driving this increase in theft of these devices is the ability to get rid of them very quickly and easily,” he explained.

In the end, the Chasing New Jersey viewer was unable to get directly to the police and she was out of luck.

Fortunately, states like California are very progressive in trying to develop ideas that would help stop technology theft. They are even attempting to implement a mandate for manufacturers to include a “kill-switch” in all devices to help protect the information stored in them should the item not be recovered.


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