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Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed 173

Posted by samzenpus
from the shut-it-down dept.
alphadogg writes "Pressure on the cellphone industry to introduce technology that could disable stolen smartphones has intensified with the introduction of proposed federal legislation that would mandate such a system. Senate bill 2032, 'The Smartphone Prevention Act,' was introduced to the U.S. Senate this week by Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat. The bill promises technology that allows consumers to remotely wipe personal data from their smartphones and render them inoperable. But how that will be accomplished is currently unclear. The full text of the bill was not immediately available and the offices of Klobuchar and the bill's co-sponsors were all shut down Thursday due to snow in Washington, D.C."
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Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed

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  • by aardvarkjoe (156801) on Thursday February 13, 2014 @08:45PM (#46242407)

    Somehow Dice can keep people on staff to do an interface rewrite that nobody wants, and yet they can't find somebody to proofread a dozen paragraphs of text per day.

    The mistake is in the original article as well (actual name is of course the "Smartphone Theft Prevention Act"), but that doesn't excuse the /. editors for not engaging their brains.

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