Apr 10, 2012 Wireless carriers will be able to disable a stolen phone, making it useless to resell.
Mar 16, 2012 The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: using pink lights to deter criminals, an interspecies iPad game you can play with your cat, Google replacing ringtones with ads.
Mar 12, 2012 Despite official denials, France is accused of being too ready to pay ransoms for hostages -- and so encouraging kidnappers to abduct its citizens.
Mar 9, 2012 Almost all the $7.5 billion worth of Hungarian banknotes in circulation pass through the Hungarian Central Bank annually, to make sure they are clean, untorn and suitable to be used to buy and sell things. The rest can be burned to serve as fuel for the poor.
Feb 7, 2012 Call it "elder financial abuse," the largely unreported crime claims hundreds of thousands of victims each year.
Jan 27, 2012 Journalist Patrick Symmes had a bicycle. Then it got stolen. So he got another bike, and that got stolen, too. He discusses his journey delving into the underground economy of stolen bikes.
Jan 23, 2012 Though billions of dollars of aid was promised after the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti two years ago, much reconstruction work remains to be done.
Jan 12, 2012 A just-released study says texting donations for crises like the Haiti earthquake could become the new norm.
Jan 6, 2012 Reforming our prison system may, in fact, help the country grow -- economically.