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.
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.
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 15, 2014 ... This week the California legislature passed a bill that requires all ... Although
created to deter smartphone theft, this kill switch mandate could actually ... Police
could use the kill switch to shut down all phones in a situation they ...
Aug 13, 2014 ... And, it will probably be even more tempting for law enforcement for a variety of
..... Re: a kill switch makes stealing phones less valuable,.
Jan 29, 2016 ... Companies created “kill switches” in hopes that this anti-theft method will .... Will
Kill Switch Laws Stifle Innovation in the .... consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/
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 ...
Jun 1, 2014 ... As cell phone thefts soar, lawmakers look for ways to protect consumers and ...
could save about $2.6 billion a year if cell phones came with “kill switches. ... Kill
switch legislation also has been introduced in at least three ... In addition,
pending legislation in New York prohibits wireless phone providers from ...
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 ...