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FCC Chief Urges Mobile Industry to Install Anti-Theft Protections on Devices by Default
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Smartphone Theft Drops in London, Two U.S. Cities as Anti-Theft Kill Switches Installed
So far, Apple, Samsung and Google have implemented kill switches on their smartphone devices.
It's Official: All Smartphones Sold in California Must Have a 'Kill Switch'
Phones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in the state must come equipped with an antitheft device that enables consumers to permanently shut them down.
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This Week's News Roundup: Bitcoin Dangers and California's Kill Switch Bill
We break down the news business owners need to know in our first-ever video news roundup.
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California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Is One Step Away From Becoming Law
The legislation, which would require smartphone makers to include a preinstalled 'kill switch' on all smartphones sold in the state, has passed in the State Senate and now awaits the governor's signature.
Hacker Duo Brings 'Bricked' Apple Devices Back to Life
As the 'kill switch' debate rages on in legal circles and among trade groups, a duo of hackers may have already made the conversation obsolete.
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