Kill Switch

Apple's Kill Switch Cures Epidemic Of Smartphone Thefts Plaguing San FranciscoOnce worth big bucks on street, iPhones are pretty much worthless.
California Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bill Signed Into Law A bill requiring new smartphones sold in California to have the so-called 'kill switch' anti-theft technology was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Could Cops Use Phone 'Kill Switch' To Shut Down Ferguson-Style Protests?Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign a California bill into law requiring all new phones to have a shutdown feature known as a “kill switch,” but protests in Ferguson, Missouri have sparked a last-ditch effort to stop the bill.
Kill Switch Legislation Passes Assembly, Now Heads Back To State Senate For VoteThe bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.
Jump On Tomorrow: Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Release, Cell Phone Kill Switch VoteGetting a jump on tomorrow: After spending eight years in a Chinese prison for “inciting subversion of state power,” Gao Zhisheng will finally be a free man.
Committee Passes Phone Anti-Theft, Kill-Switch Measure—Heads To Full State Assembly A measure that would force smartphones sold in California to include a kill switch to try to stop the epidemic of phone thefts is now headed to the full state Assembly.
Alameda County Leaders Pressure Lawmakers To Make Kill Switch Mandatory On Cell PhonesAlameda County leaders are pushing state lawmakers to pass a smartphone kill-switch bill -- with the intention of passing their own at a local level should it fail.
Bill Requiring Mandatory ‘Kill-Switch’ In Smartphones Passes California SenateA bill by state Sen. Mark Leno, that would require all smartphone manufacturers sold in California to come equipped with anti-theft “kill switches" passed its first legislative hurdle on Thursday in the state Senate with a 26-8 vote.
Apple Drops Opposition To Phone Kill Switch Bill, State Senator Gets 2nd Chance Apple has now dropped opposition to State Sen. Mark Leno's 'kill-switch' bill that would render stolen phones inoperable. A new vote on a re-worked bill takes place Thursday.
Phil Matier: San Francisco Supervisor Proposes Legislation Requiring Kill Switch On Mobile DevicesThis comes as according to state Senator Mark Leno, Apple has switched from being opposed to a kill switch measure, to being neutral on the issue.
State Senators Explain Why Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Failed, KPIX 5 Reporter Robbed Of DeviceState Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) said money may have been one reason his fellow State Senators may have refused to go along with a bill that would require mandatory kill switches that would make stolen phones useless.
List: California State Senators Who Voted 'No' On Smartphone Kill Switch BillA bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the state Senate on Thursday.
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