Kill switch

02.07.14
California law could end grand theft mobile with kill-switches in all smartphones
02.07.14

California law could end grand theft mobile with kill-switches in all smartphones

Lawmakers in California are so intent on curbing record levels of smartphone theft, they're ready...

By M. Brian,   02.07.14
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11.19.13
US carriers don't want to give smartphone users an anti-theft kill switch
11.19.13

US carriers don't want to give smartphone users an anti-theft kill switch

Earlier this year, lawmakers in San Francisco and New York joined forces in an initiative called "...

By C. Trout,   11.19.13
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06.20.11
Apple's infrared 'camera kill switch' patent application hits a nerve
06.20.11

Apple's infrared 'camera kill switch' patent application hits a nerve

Picture this: You're out for a stroll on the streets of Vancouver when suddenly you find yourself...

By M. Rose,   06.20.11
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03.06.11
Google flips Android kill switch, destroys a batch of malicious apps (update)
03.06.11

Google flips Android kill switch, destroys a batch of malicious apps (update)

When 21 rogue apps started siphoning off identifying information from Android phones and installing...

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08.21.10
Apple attempts to patent kill switch that roots out unauthorized users, detects jailbreaks
08.21.10

Apple attempts to patent kill switch that roots out unauthorized users, detects jailbreaks

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06.25.10
Google flexes biceps, flicks Android remote kill switch for the first time
06.25.10

Google flexes biceps, flicks Android remote kill switch for the first time

We knew Google had the power to remotely remove Android apps -- Microsoft and Apple have backdoors i...

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06.24.10
The internet kill switch and other lies the internet told you
06.24.10

The internet kill switch and other lies the internet told you

Last week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, led by Senator Joe L...

By L. Dziuban,   06.24.10
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03.18.10
Disgruntled auto salesman bricks cars with remote kill-switch
03.18.10

Disgruntled auto salesman bricks cars with remote kill-switch

Over the years, a number of optional technologies have allowed new auto buyers to remotely disable a...

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01.22.10
Sony's secret kill switch: myth, rumor or hearsay?
01.22.10

Sony's secret kill switch: myth, rumor or hearsay?

Could there be something lurking deep inside your Sony laptop or TV programmed to break the device...

By D. Melanson,   01.22.10
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