Oct 22, 2014 ... A handful of states are pursuing legislation to require cellphone manufacturers to
... the legislation, which will be considered when the Legislature convenes in
February. ... Can a 'kill switch' cut the rate of smartphone theft?
May 14, 2014 ... It's the nation's first law requiring smartphones and tablets sold in the state to
have remote ... People who report a kill switch-equipped phone lost or stolen can
disable it and wipe the data ... Federal legislation also is pending.
Jun 24, 2014 ... Some estimates say 1 in 3 thefts in the U.S. involve a smartphone. ... The kill
switch will “render the device inoperable on the network of any provider of
commercial mobile service or ... Pending federal legislation says Jan.
Aug 26, 2014 ... The law raises concerns about how the switch might be used or ... databases and
anti-theft applications that cell-phone owners can use.
Feb 11, 2015 ... Some phone makers have enabled the feature ahead of pending legislation. ... In
California, where a law requiring kill switches has yet to go into effect, ... agencies
that hoped it could help reduce smartphone thefts. According ...
Apr 16, 2014 ... The "kill switch," a system for remotely wiping data and shutting down ... people to
protect personal information if their phone is lost or stolen. ... In Minnesota, the
state legislature could pass a mandatory kill-switch bill as early ...
Aug 25, 2014 ... Law that requires anti-theft tools out of the box goes into effect next July ....
Android Lollipop has a 'kill switch' that can make stolen phones ...
Apr 15, 2014 ... Voluntary industry move appears to get ahead of pending anti-theft bill. ...
mandate an anti-theft kill switch, the leading mobile phone manufacturers and
service ... after July 2015 will have a “preloaded or downloadable” anti-theft tool.
... Sections of the bill also note that smartphone theft was up 12 percent in ...
Aug 29, 2014 ... http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id= ... It supposes
that 1) the thief knows the phone will have the kill switch ...
Apr 22, 2014 ... A 'kill switch' to deter smartphone theft: It's the right call ... Cellphone
manufacturers and wireless carriers could put an end to the growing number of
smartphone thefts by ... A bill pending in Sacramento, SB 962 by state Sen.