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


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?

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


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.

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


Jul 1, 2015 ... 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 ...

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


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.

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


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 ...

Gov. Brown signs bill requiring cellphone 'kill switches' - LA Times


Aug 25, 2014 ... A new law would require kill switches on phones made in the state to ... most hotly contested issues before the Legislature as its two-year session draws ... George Gascon, pushed for the legislation in response to a spate of violent cellphone thefts, ... "Our efforts will effectively wipe out the incentive to stea...

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

California Legislature passes 'kill switch' cell phone bill - SFGate


Aug 12, 2014 ... "The manufacturers have indicated that they will implement this ... Mark Leno introduced the bill requiring antitheft kill switches on cell phones.

Smartphone Theft Down in SF, NY, London as 'Kill Switches' Spread ...


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 ...

Mississippi smartphones: 'kill switch' bill - The Clarion-Ledger


Jan 14, 2015 ... Mississippi could join some other states that require a kill switch on smartphones that could render the device inoperable if stolen. ... Simmons, D-Greenville, has filed a bill in the Legislature that would require such a kill switch ...

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


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.

10 things to know about the smartphone kill switch | PCWorld


Jun 24, 2014 ... If your phone is stolen, you or someone you have authorized will be able to call your carrier or use a ... The kill switch will “render the device inoperable on the network of any provider of ... Pending federal legislation says Jan.

California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch | PCWorld


Aug 25, 2014 ... Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets ... phones solely for California means the kill switch is expected to be ... state in the U.S. to pass legislation aimed at reducing smartphone theft.