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Gerry Smith

States Pass Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bills That Wireless Companies Hate | Gerry Smith | Posted 05.11.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK -- California and Minnesota took steps on Thursday toward becoming the first states in the country to pass laws requiring smartphones to feat...

Gerry Smith

Smartphone Industry Promises 'Kill Switch' To Reduce Thefts | Gerry Smith | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology

After months of resisting the idea, the smartphone industry says it is ready to introduce new anti-theft technology that could reduce the rising numbe...

Gerry Smith

Consumers Save $2.5 Billion A Year If A 'Kill Switch' Stops Phone Thefts, Study Finds | Gerry Smith | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology

Consumers could save an estimated $2.5 billion each year if proposed "kill switch" technology significantly reduced smartphone thefts nationwide, acco...