Nov 19, 2013 ... Lawmakers have been pushing cell phone makers to implement anti-theft
software that can remotely deactivate a stolen phone, but carriers ...
Why don't carriers want a 'kill switch' for stolen phones? ... Cell phone theft is one
of the biggest crimes in the U.S. Some people think a kill switch could be the ...
Jun 24, 2014 ... The smartphone kill switch appears to be on its way to every ... It's a piece of
software installed in every new phone that can disable a stolen handset. ... able
to call your carrier or use a website to send a “kill” signal to your phone. ... For a
long time, the telecoms industry was against the idea of a kill swi...
Thieves, consider yourselves on notice: California is now smartphone "kill ... that
offer peace of mind to protect customers' information if a phone is stolen, and ...
but supporters of the law have questioned the motivations of mobile carriers, ...
Apr 18, 2014 ... About 3.1 million Americans had their phone stolen last year, according to survey
. ... Smartphone thefts rarely make national news anymore—unless the ...
Creighton University, shows overwhelming support for this anti-theft technology.
... kill switch last year, but American wireless carriers have consistently ...
Nov 20, 2013 ... Wireless carriers are pushing back against a kill switch feature, which would
allow smartphone owners to disable their stolen devices remotely.
Jul 27, 2015 ... The phone-locking kill switch has been widely hailed as a powerful ... technology
be enabled on new devices, but stolen 'bricked' phones .... CTIA-The Wireless
Association, which represents phone makers and carriers, ...
Aug 26, 2014 ... The law, which takes effect next July, requires all phones sold in California ...
stolen-phone databases and anti-theft applications that cell-phone owners can
use. ... Regardless of these limitations, the EFF argues that the kill switch law .... "
the police would need the mobile telephone number and provider of ...
Feb 27, 2015 ... The price rises dramatically overseas where a stolen iPhone can be sold for
more ... a collaborative effort between wireless companies and cell phone
manufacturers to ... All in all, the kill switch is thwarting smartphone crime.
Aug 27, 2014 ... How to Flip Your 'Kill Switch' and Protect Your Smartphone from ... The California
bill requires that tech companies make the kill switch feature standard on all
phones ... have a kill switch yet, but it has still some helpful anti-theft features. ...
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