Aug 25, 2014 ... California on Monday became the first state to require that antitheft ... on Monday,
after it passed the state legislature earlier this month. A smartphone kill switch
enables an owner to lock down a phone if it is stolen, rendering it inoperable. ...
The law will apply to smartphones -- not tablets or other devices ...
Aug 12, 2014 ... A California bill that would require cellphone makers to install a “kill switch” to
render stolen devices inoperable has passed the state legislature. ... into law,
manufacturers will have until July 1, 2015, to incorporate the theft ...
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...
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 ...
Apr 15, 2014 ... Apple, Samsung, mobile carriers to debut anti-theft kill switch in 2015. Voluntary
industry move appears to get ahead of pending anti-theft bill. ... Voluntary
Commitment” stipulates that new phones made after July 2015 will ...
Aug 26, 2014 ... Now to see if it really deters thieves. ... to come with a default way to lock down
the phone if it is stolen, making it unusable. Minnesota was the first state to sign a
“kill switch” bill into law this May, ... claiming that if stolen smartphones are
instantly bricked, the incentive to steal them will plummet signific...
Aug 12, 2014 ... A bill passed Monday in the California legislature says that all smart ... July 2015
will need a 'kill switch' to render them inoperable in case they get stolen. ... 2013
saw more than 3.1 million smart phones stolen in the US alone ...
Aug 13, 2014 ... So, of course, the California legislature has passed a bill mandating it, ... this bill
seems sound: a kill switch makes stealing phones less valuable, ... But much
scarier is how such kill switches will undoubtedly be abused.
Mar 7, 2014 ... California Enacts Mobile Device Kill-Switch Requirement ... Y. Both proposals are
pending in Senate and House committees, respectively. ... “With nearly one-in-
three robberies involving phone theft, this legislation will take ...
Aug 29, 2014 ... California passed a kill-switch law, meaning that all cell phones sold in California
.... http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id= ... It
supposes that 1) the thief knows the phone will have the kill switch ...