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?
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.