Teenager murdered after tracking down lost smartphone

A Canadian teenager was shot and killed Sunday after an attempt to recover his lost smartphone took a tragic turn. 18-year-old Jeremy Cook accidentally left his phone in a cab over the weekend, police believe — a scenario that’s played out countless times in cities around the world. And just as every other person in this situation would instinctively do, Cook turned to tracking software in hopes of reclaiming it.

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Both Apple and Google offer apps that can help you pinpoint a misplaced or stolen smartphone: Find My iPhone in the case of iOS, and Device Manager for Android. These tools have reunited many of us with our (expensive) smartphones, but they can also lead to some precarious situations. Last year The New York Times reported on…

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