According to phone-theft data collected by the Wall Street Journal, the smartphone "kill switch" doesn't necessarily deter theft. In Seattle, for example, iPhone thefts jump more than 30 percent in the year after the kill switch technology was introduced.
The issue of reimbursement over BYOD expenses has been a hot issue since a California court ruled last year that employers in the state had to reimburse employees for personal mobile phone call charges related to work. According to a recent survey by cloud-based mobile messaging provider Tyntec, around 62 percent of U.S. workers are concerned about BYOD reimbursement.
Google has doubled the number of self-driving vehicles it is permitted to operate on public streets in California.
Here they come--employee class action lawsuits against California employers demanding reimbursement for BYOD expenses.
It seems like Uber, the company that lets people order rides using a mobile app, is a magnet for controversy. In its most recent problem, Uber has delayed admitting to a data breach that has exposed personal information on 50,000 of its drivers.
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California had 167 data breaches last year, putting personal information of 18.5 million citizens at risk--a staggering 600 percent increase--according to the latest data from the California attorney general's office.
California has emerged as the place IT workers would most like to live and work, according to a new study by staffing web site Dice, which looked at which markets draw the most out-of-state applicants.
As if CIOs don't have enough BYOD issues to worry about, now comes a new court decision from California that requires companies to pay for much of their employees' device use.
The on-again, off-again saga of smartphone kill switches in California is now officially on-again, as Governor Jerry Brown (D) Monday signed a bill mandating the anti-theft features as of July 2015.