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Kill Switch Bill Headed For Governor's Desk in California Could Be Used Against Protestors

Tech and civil liberties groups are concerned about a California “kill switch” bill, which is poised to become law soon.  They warn that the bill could be used to silence protestors like the ones in Ferguson, Missouri (above).  506 more words

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Study: Smartphone Kill Switch Could Save Consumers $3.4 Billion

ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis) – A bill designed to prevent the theft of smartphones could also save Americans big money, reports CNet.

The bill would require smartphone manufacturers to install a “kill switch” that would allow users to lock a phone remotely. 208 more words

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Death to Smartphone Theft: The New "Kill Switch" Feature

Smartphone theft is on the rise and is becoming ever more violent, especially in major cities, TechHive reports.
To fight this epidemic, lawmakers and law enforcers have finally persuaded smartphone giants to fully adopt the “kill switch”- software that completely disables a device after it is stolen.  272 more words
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