Authorities release ironic last text message sent by electrocuted 14-year old

Last week we passed along the sad story about Madison Coe, the 14-year old girl who was electrocuted after bringing her cellphone into the bath with her. Yesterday, the Lovington Police released a text that was apparently sent just before Coe was shocked to death. The text, sent to a friend, contained a photo of an extension cord wrapped in a towel and read, “When you use and (SIC) extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you’re in the bath.”

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Lovington Police Department have determined that the phone itself never was submerged …


Chinese authorities arrest iPhone data thieves, who made millions selling user data

User data is probably one of the hottest stocks on the market nowadays, as technology continues to penetrate lives and households around the globe. Gadgets that collect different stats and data about their users come in various forms and shapes, but smartphones are perhaps the most common means for collection of sensitive info these days. Knowing how and why people behave is a precious resource across different spectrums of business.

Apparently the business is running hot in China, as authorities in the province of Zhejiang reportedly arrested 22 suspects in May, who apparently stole and …

'Find my iPhone' helped authorities arrest a man who stole over 100 phones at Coachella

The Coachella festival started last weekend in Indio, California. And just like any other large gathering of people, it attracted some rather shady individuals. According to the LA Times, one of those people managed to steal over 100 smartphones in one day.

Several people, attending the festival, noticed their phones are missing and managed to activate the Find my iPhone feature. When they tracked the devices, they all independently managed to pinpoint the same man as the one who has their phones – Reinaldo de Jesus Henao, 36 year old of New York.

The festivalgoers …