Skip to comments.California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Advances
Posted on 05/08/2014 6:22:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Leno said state law requires that fines could only be issues for unlawful, unfair, fraudulent conduct, but agreed to consider adding specific language to the bill that fines could only be imposed if there is malicious intent.
Jamie Hastings, vice president for external and state affairs at CTIA-The Wireless Association, said in a statement that the industry has already taken significant steps to protect consumers, including voluntarily including software on phones starting next year that allows users to remotely erase their data and prevent phones from being reactivated. The industry objects to having confusing state-by-state laws.
Leno said the voluntary action isnt enough because owners would have to find and activate the software. His bill requires that a kill switch be included as the default setting.
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Will the kill switch work if you’re using 4G and Skype?
Uma Thurman could’ve used a “Kill Bill” switch.
Some day, everybody’s phone will go dark — “on behalf of the common good.”
Can’t believe even the leftist 0lovers would go for that.
It’s the “No More Bunkervilles”-switch.
FOR the authorities.
SURE it’s to protect consumers, sure.
C’mon San Andreas’ Fault. Do it! Do it! Do it!
You never know. Somebody you know might live real close to the San Andreas.
The next step involves giving BLM a gizmo that turns off all smart phones within, say, 10 miles of a cattle slaughter or mass arrest and beatings of protesters.
Meh. Other than FR, the state can fall into the Pacific for all I care.
Will the kill switch work on my dumb phone?
I read in Nevada they were shutting down cell towers around the Bundy ranch.
It's for the market to decide whether a kill-switch is a feature or a bug and whether, if it's a feature, it's worth whatever it costs. If the answer is yes, then phones will have the kill switch, just as they have pinch-zoom.
Leno needs to be out of government and doing something socially useful, such as flipping burgers, until that job can be automated out of existence.
always have a back up throw away phone?
The “kill switch” will be used to ensure that no embarrassing pics or video of police or other government representatives exist. That will be the primary purpose.