US carriers agree to build stolen phone database, blacklist hot…

US carriers agree to build stolen phone database, blacklist hot handsets
Sean Buckley, engadget.com

What’s the best way to deter a thief? Ruin the spoils, of course. Ver­i­zon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have agreed to a broad out­line that will cul­mi­nate in the cre­ation of a cen­tral data­base for stolen cell­phones. The goal? To block lift­e…