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Smartphone 'kill switch' effectively thwarts thieves | CIO

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Jun 16, 2015 ... A report suggests that Apple's introduction of a smartphone 'kill switch' resulted in a significant drop in phone thefts across America. That's good ...

With Cell Phone Thefts Surging, Klobuchar, Mikulski, Blumenthal ...

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Feb 13, 2014 ... ... Mikulski, Blumenthal, Hirono Introduce Legislation to Require a “Kill Switch” on Smartphones to Deter Thieves, Help Protect Consumers.

Phone Makers and Carriers Agree to Add Anti-Theft Kill Switches to ...

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Apr 16, 2014 ... In a statement to Recode, Leno said the kill switch will only deter thieves if they know most smartphones will be rendered useless. (It's sort of ...

Troubleshooting California's Smartphone Kill Switch Law - Law360

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Jul 8, 2015 ... California's kill switch law — which became effective July 1 ... And creating technological hurdles for would-be smartphone thieves is a valid ... not deter the smartphone industry from implementing the kill switch, it is ... Additionally, we work with industry groups and government officials to craft legislation and...

Google, Microsoft to add remote KILL switch to phones • The Register

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Jun 20, 2014 ... Pressure from US lawmakers has convinced Microsoft and Google to add a kill switch to their smartphone operating systems in a move to deter ...

Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Unites Burke, Fioretti - Downtown - DNAinfo ...

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Feb 13, 2014 ... A proposal to make a smartphone kill switch mandatory comes three ... to ban the sale of smartphones without kill switches in order to to deter ... useless to the thieves who steal them," Burke said in a statement. .... The half-bar, half-liquor store closed Sunday in Jefferson Park, dismaying craft beer fans.

US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code ...

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Apr 16, 2014 ... US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code ... we will deter theft and protect users' personal information on smartphones.

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

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Jul 1, 2015 ... Officials in California say kill switch software deters would-be thieves from stealing smartphones. Getty Images/Photononstop RM. Thieves ...

Kill switch in Android, Windows smartphones will deter thieves ...

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Jun 21, 2014 ... Under pressure from the New York attorney general, Google and Microsoft will include a kill switch to deactivate a smartphone, if stolen, ...

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

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Jul 1, 2015 ... Apple was among the first to make its kill switch technology opt-out, which helps deter thieves who hope to resell phones. (AP). Smartphone ...