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States, privacy advocates battle over phone 'kill switch' - USA Today

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/22/cellphone-kill-switch/17749759/

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?

Could Kill Switches Kill Phone Theft? - Digital Commons @ LMU ...

digitalcommons.lmunet.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1066&context=lmulrev

5 Smartphone Theft Prevention Act, H.R. 4065, 113th Cong. § 2(1) .... that a kill switch solution could create as many problems .... The pending federal bill.

How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California's New Phone Kill ...

www.wired.com/2014/08/how-cops-and-hackers-could-abuse-californias-new-phone-kill-switch-law/

Aug 26, 2014 ... The law raises concerns about how the switch might be used or abused, because it .... kill switch under the guise of helping combat phone theft.

Smartphone 'kill switch' law takes effect in California - CNET

www.cnet.com/news/smartphone-kill-switch-law-takes-effect-in-california/

Starting July 1, smartphones sold in the state must come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't be used, making it harder to resell.

Cell Phone Kill Switches Mandatory in California - Schneier on ...

www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2014/08/cell_phone_kill.html

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 ...

10 things to know about the smartphone kill switch | PCWorld

www.pcworld.com/article/2367480/10-things-to-know-about-the-smartphone-kill-switch.html

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.

'Kill switch' will come to U.S. phones in 2015 - CNN.com

www.cnn.com/2014/04/16/tech/mobile/ctia-phone-kill-switch/

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 ...

As California Kill-Switch Law Takes Effect, Smartphone Theft ...

www.forbes.com/sites/ellenhuet/2015/07/01/as-california-kill-switch-laws-takes-effect-smartphone-theft-already-down-32/

Jul 1, 2015 ... As California Kill-Switch Law Takes Effect, Smartphone Theft ... account after a phone is wiped, though the feature could take a long time to ...

California's smartphone kill switch bill has been signed into law ...

www.theverge.com/2014/8/25/6000095/californias-smartphone-kill-switch-bill-now-law

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 ...

Mandatory Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Becomes Law in Minnesota ...

www.nbcnews.com/tech/mobile/mandatory-smartphone-kill-switch-becomes-law-minnesota-n105521

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.