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Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski said phone carrier databases will "all be able to talk to each other" as part of the law enforcement effort to effectively blacklist smartphones from use after they've been reported stolen. D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (left) and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier participated in the announcement of the strategy. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Federal Communications Commission Chair Julius Genachowski said phone carrier databases will "all be able to talk to each other" as part of the law enforcement effort to effectively blacklist smartphones from use after they've been reported stolen. D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (left) and Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier participated in the announcement of the strategy. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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