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'Find My iPhone'-style glitch sends people to innocent Las Vegas man's house

Mary-Ann Russon | Jan. 23, 2013
Why nobody should presume that Find My iPhone-style services will actually find your iPhone, and how the trend for vigilante recovering of lost products is a concern

"I screamed at him, 'Who are you? Get out of my yard!'" Dobson said. "And he said, 'We're the police, open the door.'"

Sprint has been contacted about the problem and say that they are working on it, but have yet to determine the cause.

To find out how to protect your iPhone from theft, read our feature here.

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How to protect your iPhone from theft

 

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