Warning: Your iPod Could Get You Mugged

By: Sam Provenzano Email
By: Sam Provenzano Email

The iPod is one of the most popular items on the market today.

They're also one of the most prized possessions for criminals and the temptation to steal them is stronger than ever.

According to researchers at a public policy institute, the temptation to steal an iPod could actually be behind a recent increase in the crime rate.

They argue that the iPod is perhaps the main reason U.S. violent crime has risen in recent years.

Now of course, like any research or study there are some holes.

However, it's still interesting to say the least.

Here's a quick tip for all our viewers.

Keep an eye on your iPod while your in crowded urban areas.

You might find out that your iPod Shuffle was shuffled away by a criminal.

The iPods are so small that when they're in your pocket its simple for a crafty thief to get.

How do you feel about this study? Do you think it's true?

Are you worried that you will become a victim of crime simply because you own an iPod?

Let me know!

E-mail me at sam.provenzano@wbko.com or leave a comment underneath this story.

For more on this study click here.

Ask.com seems to be giving up on their quest to conquer Google.

The website will now focus on a market of married women looking for help managing their lives.

The company will return to its roots and focus on finding answers about hobbies, recipes, entertainment, health and more.

The changes are hoping to give the site a much needed boost.

If you have any ideas about a Dot-Com Desk story please send me an e-mail!

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