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antitheft

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Smartphone industry commits to antitheft measures amid calls for 'kill switch'

The New York Attorney General and San Francisco District Attorney applaud the move, but say it falls short of their goal of having antitheft measures enabled by default on all devices.

By April 15, 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 February 13, 2014

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New York AG to cellular carriers: Why was antitheft switch killed?

The attorney general pens letters to the major US wireless carriers and says "it's disturbing that the nation's leading smartphone carriers knowingly dismissed technology that could save lives."

By December 11, 2013

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More work ahead in Apple, Samsung antitheft crack attack

The results of attempts to crack the antitheft security on Apple's iOS 7 and Samsung's Galaxy S4 Lojack system are still being compiled.

By July 19, 2013

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Apple, Samsung's latest phones face antitheft stress test

Apple and Samsung's latest phones and their antitheft technology are being tested by state and federal governments on Thursday.

By July 18, 2013

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Smartphone 'kill-switch' bill headed to California governor

A bill requiring smartphone makers to include antitheft software on devices sold in California is one step away from becoming law.

By August 11, 2014

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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 August 25, 2014

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Smartphone kill switch could save US consumers $3.4B, study says

If kill switches became standard in all phones, consumers could save big on replacement phones and insurance coverage, according to a researcher from Creighton University.

By July 29, 2014

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Thieves now stealing fewer iPhones, more Samsung phones

Robberies in NY involving Samsung devices increase by 40 percent during the start of 2014, according to a new report.

By June 19, 2014

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LG adds 'kill-switch' security feature to G3

The phone maker has added heftier antitheft software to its flagship phone, as more lawmakers call for technology that protects smartphone owners from being robbed of their devices.

By May 27, 2014