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Apple, Google Meet With N.Y. on Phone-Theft ’Epidemic’

Apple Inc. and Google Inc. met with the New York Attorney General about thefts of smartphones as law enforcement officials demand that phone manufacturers take steps to protect consumers.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon today announced an initiative with officials around the U.S. to encourage the smartphone industry to deter thefts and eliminate the market for stolen phones.