“Slipping back into a lazy editorial stance that it rode last year all the way to a Pulitzer Prize, the New York Times has crafted a front page story about the growing problem of cellphone thefts that manages to shift the blame from the thieves who steal them to the carriers that subsidize them and the manufacturers that make them — singling out Apple in particular,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
George Gascón, San Francisco’s district attorney, says handset makers like Apple should be exploring new technologies that could help prevent theft: “Unlike other types of crimes, this is a crime that could be easily fixed with a technological solution.” – Brian X. Chen and Malia Wollan, The New York Times, May 2, 2013
“Apple does offer users a technological solution, as readers discover in the 14th paragraph. It’s called Find My Phone… Google and Samsung and the other manufacturers of Android phones, we learn later, do not offer the equivalent of a Find My Android, yet executives at Google and Samsung are not interviewed for the piece,” P.E.D. reports. “The Times piece doesn’t say so, but the reason iPhones are favored by thieves is they hold their resale value better than competing smartphones.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Makes you wonder what else The New York Times is lying about.
It’s unsurprising that The New York Times‘ earnings are down 93% year over year.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Thumper” for the heads up.]
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