Cell phone theft is one of the biggest crimes in the U.S. Some people think a kill
... "kill switch" software to smartphones to render them useless when stolen.
Jul 1, 2015 ... Smartphone 'kill switch' law takes effect in California ... sold in the state must
come with software that lets users lock a stolen phone so it can't .... carriers and
manufacturers were reluctant to install the switches because it could ...
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...
Aug 26, 2014 ... Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen,
you'll have a ... law enforcement with the authority to use the feature to kill phones
. ... law enforcement, or a communications provider acting at the behest of ...
Regardless of these limitations, the EFF argues that the kill swit...
Aug 26, 2014 ... "California has just put smartphone thieves on notice," state Sen. ... stalled the
legislation; 10 voted against the bill and nine abstained. .... If a phone is reported
stolen, US carriers should send a text message to the phone that ...
Aug 26, 2014 ... California finally passed a kill switch law for cell phones. ... which will ensure the
owner of a stolen phone can freeze the device and wipe its ... The carriers claim
that kill switches are a security risk for hackers, and there may ...
Nov 19, 2013 ... Efforts to add a"kill switch" to cell phones that would brick stolen or lost devices
has reportedly been sidelined due to opposition from cell phone ...
Nov 20, 2013 ... Wireless carriers are pushing back against a kill switch feature, which would
allow smartphone owners to disable their stolen devices remotely.
Nov 19, 2013 ... Carriers Reject a 'Kill Switch' for Preventing Cellphone Theft. By ... the insurance
programs many consumers buy to cover lost or stolen phones.
Feb 27, 2015 ... According to the National Consumer League, a “typical stolen iPhone” can fetch
around $200. ... effort between wireless companies and cell phone
manufacturers to deter ... All in all, the kill switch is thwarting smartphone crime. ...
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