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The 'Kill Switch': A Win For Privacy Protection and Public Safety

Jim Steyer | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Jim Steyer

SB 962 will provide especially important protections for our children, who are among the most avid smartphone users and often do not take steps to protect their private information.

How the Ferguson Protests Convinced Me We Don't Need Cell Phone Kill Switches

Mike Montgomery | Posted 10.27.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

The government's quick willingness to shut down communications is what got me (and others) thinking about the kill switch. It makes it very easy for police to simply shut down all cell phones using the technology to stifle coverage and communication.

Gerry Smith

Fewer iPhones Are Being Stolen. Here's Why

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology

The kill switch is working. That was the message Thursday from law enforcement officials who said new statistics show iPhone thefts have declined s...

California's 'Kill Switch' Bill Fails

AP | By TOM VERDIN | Posted 06.25.2014 | Technology

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones narrowly failed in the...

Gerry Smith

Consumers Save $2.5 Billion A Year If A 'Kill Switch' Stops Phone Thefts, Study Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

This State May Require Smartphone 'Kill Switch'

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 02.07.2014 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials in California on Friday are set to outline proposed state legislation requiring smartphones and other mobile devices ...

Mugger To Victim With Flip Phone: No, Thank You

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

There's no reason to be embarrassed if you own a flip phone. Especially if doing so means your phone won't be stolen. New York City resident Kevin ...

When Is A 'Kill Switch' Coming To The iPhone?

AP | By TERRY COLLINS | Posted 07.05.2013 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Disturbed by the nationwide epidemic of cellphone robberies and thefts, law enforcement officials across the country are lookin...

Cybersecurity: Lots of Answers, Now Let's Ask the Right Questions

Leslie Harris | Posted 07.25.2011 | Technology
Leslie Harris

Government and private institutions from the Pentagon to Wall Street regularly face significant threats from unseen and unknown assailants in cyberspace -- from casual hackers to nation-state actors.

Internet 'Kill Switch' Approved By Senate Committee

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has approved a cybersecurity bill, Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act (P...