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Qualcomm Says Its Chips Can Power a More Secure Smartphone Kill Switch

Qualcomm says using its Snapdragon processors can help in the effort to ensure that cellphones can be rendered useless when stolen.

While there has been a big push for so-called “kill switches,” the chipmaker says that adding a hardware component to a kill switch has big advantages over a software-only approach. 166 more words

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Apkudo Announces Device Testing for Kill Switch Compliance

Industry first to ensure the feature is properly implemented on devices to comply with new legislation

September 2, 2014 – Baltimore, MD – Apkudo, the device experience assurance company, today announced the launch of ‘Confirmed Kill’ testing to verify and validate smartphone kill switch implementations. 255 more words

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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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