San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman are back, and this time they mean business. We've covered the doubtful duo before in reference to their efforts to get Apple to help stem the tide of iPhone thefts more than it already has with Find My iPhone, and we saw that they were "cautiously optimistic" when Apple announced Activation Lock for iOS 7 during WWDC. Now they want to put Activation Lock to the test, and with the help of the U.S. government to boot.
Samsung may be getting ever more aggressive with their creative ads that play up their Galaxy smartphone over the iPhone, but sometimes it seems as though Apple doesn't even have to spend the effort to fight back. You see, back in February, 25-year-old Travis Montgomery Snyder allegedly broke into a Springfield, Virginia wireless store and made off with "several iPhones." How'd they catch him? According to the Washington Post, he left his Samsung Galaxy behind. You can't make this stuff up.
The world is a weird place. Electronics are high-dollar items, and as such, are of course prime targets for criminals to pilfer and sell on the black market. But while smash-and-grab capers and the occasional break-in are far from out of the ordinary, spraying people with bear repellent has to be an entirely new method.