Support For "Kill Switch" Legislation Growing

By News 8

Published 03/04 2014 10:00AM

Updated 03/04 2014 11:41AM

New York officials are supporting a bill requiring smartphone and tablet creators to install a kill switch that lets owners delete data from stolen devices and render them useless. 

The Eco-Smart Phone Theft Protection Act is currently in the House of Representatives. The New York Attorney General's office says that while stolen tablets and phones can no longer be used on domestic mobile networks, overseas they can be reactivated and fetch hundreds of dollars. 

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