Opinion

Controversial SFPD Sting Targets Stolen-iPhone Buyers Instead of Thieves

The city of San Francisco is using controversial police sting operations to nab people who buy stolen iPhones because efforts to identify and arrest the actual thieves have proven to be ineffective.
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  • Smartphones
  • Mobile
  • iPhone
  • Technology Industry
  • Apple
  • Small and Medium Business
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.