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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


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


California Senate approves smartphone ‘kill-switch’ bill

After failing in the state Senate two weeks ago, a bill requiring that device makers include antitheft software on phones sold in the state passes muster.

By May 8, 2014


Microsoft denies disabling Xbox Ones for terms of use breaches

Microsoft responds to reports that it completely disabled consoles belonging to people who violated a nondisclosure agreement.

By May 15, 2015


Mom reports son for allegedly stealing iPad from 2-year-old

Technically Incorrect: A Houston mom sees surveillance video of a young man taking an iPad from a child and pushing the child. Then she thinks she recognizes the young man.

By April 30, 2015


iPhone thefts get walloped by kill feature, officials say

Thefts of Apple's smartphone have plummeted in San Francisco, New York and London following the debut of the company's Activation Lock feature in fall 2013.

By February 11, 2015


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


Geek's guide to subverting Valentine's Day

Don't drown in candy hearts this year. Instead, raise your geek shields and call on the powers of "Game of Thrones" and Etsy to protect you.

By February 13, 2014


Get rid of your ex on Valentine's, from Facebook at least

An app called KillSwitch faithfully promises to remove all traces of your exes from your Facebook timeline. Yes, it's as if you never knew them.

By February 14, 2013


Blackout: Syria vanishes from Internet

An outage at 10:26 a.m. UTC, or 5:26 a.m. ET, shut down all Syrian access to the Web. Phone lines also appear to be down, and airlines are canceling flights.

By November 29, 2012