You can almost hear the theme song from "Cops" playing in the distance as you read this headline.
According to a report from the New York University student newspaper, there is widespread gadget and computer theft taking place on the hallowed educational grounds of NYU. The situation has gotten so bad, that New York's Finest have been called in to help crack down on "iCrimes."
From Cult of Mac:
In an effort to stop campus gadget and computer thefts, New York police are bringing an ID program to the New York University students.
How does it work? Well, if you asked James Bond, 007 would tell you that high-tech crime can only be prevented with high-tech solutions. And that's exactly what the NYPD is putting to use to curb campus theft.
An infrared pen will mark student gadgets with a serial number that will be housed in an NYPD database, allowing police to access a description, model and owner information, should the device be recovered. After items are tagged, police can view the serial number by shining a light on it.
Once again, itís debatable whether ID-ing gadgets will prevent swiping or if it would be easier if Apple provided some sort of lock-down system after thefts.
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