Killswitch

12.08.14
Thieves swipe over 1 million smartphones in the US each year
12.08.14

Thieves swipe over 1 million smartphones in the US each year

If you suspected that smartphone theft was becoming an epidemic in the US... well, you're right. T...

By J. Fingas,   12.08.14
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09.26.14
For drivers with bad credit, new cars come with a kill switch
09.26.14

For drivers with bad credit, new cars come with a kill switch

Driving a car off a lot usually comes with a sense of exhilaration or freedom, but that thrill is...

By C. Velazco,   09.26.14
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08.18.14
The government shouldn't regulate smartphone kill switches
08.18.14

The government shouldn't regulate smartphone kill switches

Few things are worse than realizing your smartphone's been stolen. Your personal information is no...

By B. Molen,   08.18.14
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08.11.14
California's smartphone kill switch bill is about to become law
08.11.14

California's smartphone kill switch bill is about to become law

After a brief battle, California's smartphone kill switch bill is on the cusp of becoming a bona f...

By J. Fingas,   08.11.14
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06.19.14
Police say Apple's anti-theft switches have dramatically reduced iPhone thefts
06.19.14

Police say Apple's anti-theft switches have dramatically reduced iPhone thefts

When mobile sales are booming, smartphone thefts are almost certain to rise. That's something San...

By M. Brian,   06.19.14
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05.14.14
​Minnesota beats California to the punch, signs smartphone kill-switch into law
05.14.14

​Minnesota beats California to the punch, signs smartphone kill-switch into law

The Governor of Minnesota just signed a bill that could change the cellphone industry forever: a m...

By S. Buckley,   05.14.14
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05.08.14
California's smartphone kill switch bill passes a second senate vote
05.08.14

California's smartphone kill switch bill passes a second senate vote

Perseverance pays off, it seems. Just weeks after California's senate shot down a bill that would...

By J. Fingas,   05.08.14
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04.15.14
Apple, Samsung and others to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch
04.15.14

Apple, Samsung and others to adopt anti-theft smartphone kill switch

Apple and Samsung are duking it out in court yet again, but there's at least one thing they (and a...

By C. Velazco,   04.15.14
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03.31.14
Study claims kill switch for stolen cellphones could save $2.5 billion per year
03.31.14

Study claims kill switch for stolen cellphones could save $2.5 billion per year

It's easy to understand the personal benefits of a potential kill switch requirement for cellphone...

By J. Fingas,   03.31.14
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