Find Your Phone

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There's an app for everything; but some of them might connect you with trouble.

The “find my iPhone app” allows you to track down your lifeline after you've left it behind or someone stole it. But now police are warning iPhone users to use it with caution because in some cases they're storming after stone cold criminals.

Police say people have tracked down their phones and then gone to the location completely unprepared. In some cases they have ended up in fights or in police custody after going after the wrong person. Police say your cell phone isn't worth your life. They say if you track down your phone and the person who stole it give them a call. They have Tasers, back-up and if necessary a gun to handle dangerous situations.

Now California lawmakers are taking another look at a bill that would require all smartphones to be equipped with a kill switch. This allows the phone's owner to lock the device if lost or stolen. Good news for your privacy; bad news for companies hoping to cash in on replacement costs.