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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch 233

alphadogg (971356) writes "Smartphones sold in California will soon be required to have a kill switch that lets users remotely lock them and wipe them of data in the event they are lost or stolen. The demand is the result of a new law, put into effect on Monday, that applies to phones manufactured after July 1, 2015, and sold in the state. While its legal reach does not extend beyond the state's borders, the inefficiency of producing phones solely for California means the kill switch is expected to be adopted by phone makers on handsets sold across the U.S. and around the world."
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California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch

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  • Tornadoes (Score:5, Funny)

    by Overzeetop ( 214511 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @08:50AM (#47756177) Journal

    They both do. How else do you account for all the rotational energy which spawns tornadoes in the middle of the country?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 26, 2014 @09:34AM (#47756595)

    Given that the UN and the largest financial markets are in New York, it does hold significant weight as a meeting place. On the other hand, what is unique to California? The prevalence of almond production and the odd belief that technology development requires a centralized physical place. So clearly New York is full of liars while California is full of nuts.

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