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Apple blocks stolen devices amid Philadelphia unrest following Police shooting

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Riots erupt in Philadelphia after Police fatally shoot black auspect armed with a Knife.

In the American city of Philadelphia, at least thirty police officers have been injured during riots that erupted following the fatal shooting of a black suspect by the police.

According to the police, the 27-year-old man was armed with a knife and approached them while refusing to drop his weapon. Two officers fired multiple shots at the man, hitting him in the shoulder and chest. He was then transported to the hospital in a police car, where he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter.

Video footage of the shooting later surfaced on YouTube, and a warning is advised as the images can be distressing. In the evening, unrest broke out in the western part of Pennsylvania’s city, leading to shattered windows, looted stores, and police vehicles set ablaze. Law enforcement arrested dozens of protesters during the clashes.

The officers involved in the incident have been taken off active duty and will be assigned to other tasks while an investigation into the matter unfolds.

Amid these events, tech giant Apple has made headlines by taking a proactive step in combating crime. The company has implemented a policy to block all devices reported as stolen during robberies in Philadelphia and other regions. This decision comes as part of Apple’s ongoing efforts to curb the black market for stolen Apple products, which has become a significant issue in many urban areas.

Apple’s technology allows the company to remotely disable stolen devices, rendering them useless for both the thieves and potential buyers. By taking this measure, Apple aims to deter individuals from engaging in robberies targeting its products.

The move has garnered attention and mixed reactions from the public, with some commending Apple’s commitment to addressing the issue of stolen devices, while others express concerns about potential privacy and security implications.

As the city of Philadelphia grapples with the aftermath of the police shooting and ensuing riots, the impact of Apple’s device-blocking policy remains to be seen. It raises important questions about the role of technology companies in addressing societal challenges and maintaining law and order in an increasingly interconnected world.

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