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Calif. governor signs smartphone 'kill switch' bill into law

Law requires security software to come enabled by default, but other than that, not much will change for most smartphone users.

By 26 August 2014

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Senators propose smartphone antitheft 'kill switch' bill

On the heels of proposed California legislation, federal lawmakers also get on board with a bill requiring security features on all cell phones.

By 14 February 2014

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Calif., carriers headed for battle over 'kill switch' bill

State regulators unveiled the proposed piece of legislation, hoping to suppress theft of mobile devices. But will resistance from the wireless industry halt the effort?

By 8 February 2014

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Calif. lawmaker to introduce smartphone 'kill switch' bill

Sen. Mark Leno wants to make the security feature -- aimed at bricking stolen smartphones -- the law.

By 20 December 2013

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Proposed bill would require kill switch in Calif. phones, tablets

The California Senate bill is designed to deter smartphone and tablet theft.

By 7 February 2014

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Qualcomm: Snapdragon makes for more secure smartphone kill switch

The chipmaker says its Snapdragon processors are an important element to creating secure methods of rendering mobile devices bricks if stolen.

By 16 September 2014

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ISPs offer provisional support for site blocking, question of cost remains

An ISP industry body has offered in-principle support of site blocking to stop piracy, but says it is a "blunt instrument" and that rights holders should foot the bill.

By 2 September 2014

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Samsung ad: Galaxy Note is sexy secretary in short skirt

Wanting you to forget the iPhone 6, Samsung releases new ads that celebrate the September 3 launch of its Galaxy Note 4. One contains unfortunate dialogue. It then disappears from YouTube.

By 28 August 2014

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Smart Meter scheme to kill estimated bills delayed by a year

The government's wizard wheeze to install Internet-connected meters in UK houses has hit a roadblock.

By 10 May 2013

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The metadata debate: What you need to know about data retention

Australia's security chief is "not quite sure" why data retention is an issue, while the former head of the CIA says "we kill people based on metadata". So what is the truth behind data retention, and why does it matter?

By 13 August 2014