We want to put a KILL SWITCH into your PHONE, say Feds

US law enforcement is calling for a mandatory kill switch on all mobiles, enabling the shut down of stolen phones in the hope of rendering them worthless.

Mobile phone theft keeps rising, with one in three US robberies involving mobile kit, apparently. A coalition of US law enforcement agencies calling itself “Secure our Smartphones” is therefore calling for manufacturers to take responsibility for their products – to the point of reaching out and locking them down if they get nicked.

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk

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