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Police want 'kill switch' for smartphones

06.05.2013 15:51

An epidemic of cell phone swiping has prompted calls for a ‘kill switch’ that would render mobile devices inoperable if they end up in the wrong hands.

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Freesaxon 25.09.2013 11:32

Police want 'kill switch' for smartphones

Derrr they would wouldn't they ?

IF they think you are up to something they don't like ( after an NSA tap ) they will kill your phone !

THATS the reason they want it !

Anonymous user 10.05.2013 05:13

HOW ABOUT THEM MAKING TOO MANY OF THE CELL PHONES. WHY CAN'T THEY MAKE ONE THAT CAN LAST FOR YEARS.

Anonymous user 09.05.2013 02:45

This is already possible. Call your carrier, tell them phone is stolen. Phone becomes unusable.

Anonymous user 07.05.2013 17:50

The most valuable component is the screen.

Thi s wont prevent chop shops but I maybe reduce theft

Anonymous user 07.05.2013 15:18

This doesn't have anything at all to do with stolen phones.

 

Joe Ricola 07.05.2013 15:15

The gov't will kill our cell phones to effectively wage a new holodymor on us.

Anonymous user 07.05.2013 10:52

So what happens when 95% of the population only has smartphones and then govt decides to kill phones

Anonymous user 07.05.2013 10:49

A good many of these "stolen" iphones I bet were actually irresponsibly lost by the owners.

Anonymous user 07.05.2013 06:16

A kill switch on banks please asap' thanks

Anonymous user 07.05.2013 04:29

A plan to disable all communication during NWO takeover of americans. What a joke!

 

Julie Dole 07.05.2013 01:56

If enough customers want the service, a 3rd party developer will come up with the app - for a fee.

Anonymous user 07.05.2013 00:47

Find My iPhone already solves this problem. phones possibly having a kill switch won't deter thieves

Anonymous user 06.05.2013 23:21

That's not why they want a kill switch.

 

Mikael Kohlmyr 06.05.2013 23:11

"We can always create more laws"
Steal ing is already illegal last I checked.

Anonymous user 06.05.2013 23:09

Man, I saw Justin Bieber in my backyard. Craze craze right?

Anonymous user 06.05.2013 23:08

(continuing) police brutality). But maybe this is their trick to make it acceptable to the public?

Anonymous user 06.05.2013 23:07

I thought police could already disable cell phone cameras (in case of (to be continued)

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