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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. 

Crime data show smartphone kill switch cuts thefts

ALBANY, N.Y. – New crime data show Apple’s addition of a “kill switch” to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday. 580 more words


Report: Google planning to add smartphone kill switch in next Android version

According to a report from PC World, both Google and Microsoft are planning to announce plans to add a smartphone kill switch to their mobile software in an effort to combat device theft. 163 more words