California regulators are stepping up their efforts to deter smartphone theft.
State Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, and other regulators will introduce a bill on Friday that would require smartphones and tablets sold in the state to have software that would completely disable the device if stolen, a concept often referred to as a "kill switch." If passed, the bill would go into effect for any device sold after January 1, 2015.
The bill is the latest step taken by regulators to force more aggressive action to crack down on theft. The … Read more