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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Advances
AP) ^ | May 8, 2014 5:17 PM

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 isn’t enough because owners would have to find and activate the software. His bill requires that a kill switch be included as the default setting.

(Excerpt) Read more at losangeles.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 05/08/2014 6:22:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Will the kill switch work if you’re using 4G and Skype?


2 posted on 05/08/2014 6:27:37 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: BenLurkin

Uma Thurman could’ve used a “Kill Bill” switch.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 6:29:46 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: saganite
It only works if you are videoing cops beat down a small child for making a finger gun.

/johnny

4 posted on 05/08/2014 6:29:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: saganite

Some day, everybody’s phone will go dark — “on behalf of the common good.”


5 posted on 05/08/2014 6:41:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Can’t believe even the leftist 0lovers would go for that.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 6:50:22 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s the “No More Bunkervilles”-switch.

FOR the authorities.

SURE it’s to protect consumers, sure.


7 posted on 05/08/2014 6:56:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Bingo


8 posted on 05/08/2014 7:07:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

C’mon San Andreas’ Fault. Do it! Do it! Do it!


9 posted on 05/08/2014 7:31:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You never know. Somebody you know might live real close to the San Andreas.


10 posted on 05/08/2014 7:32:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: saganite

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.


11 posted on 05/08/2014 8:07:24 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: BenLurkin

Meh. Other than FR, the state can fall into the Pacific for all I care.


12 posted on 05/08/2014 8:13:19 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: saganite

Will the kill switch work on my dumb phone?


13 posted on 05/08/2014 8:42:28 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: BenLurkin

I read in Nevada they were shutting down cell towers around the Bundy ranch.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 8:53:17 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: BenLurkin
Leno's do-gooding scum. There's no need for such a law.

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.

15 posted on 05/08/2014 8:57:42 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: BenLurkin

always have a back up throw away phone?


16 posted on 05/09/2014 6:37:57 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: BenLurkin

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.


17 posted on 05/09/2014 6:50:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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