Major smartphone makers to integrate kill switches into future mobile devices


— 12:11 PM on April 16, 2014

ZDNet is reporting that Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft have all agreed to integrate a smartphone kill switch into future mobile devices.

While there has been resistance to the idea of a kill switch, companies have bowed to pressure. Starting July 2015, a number of heavyweights in the mobile device category have committed to introduce kill switches that let users remotely lock and wipe their handsets if they are stolen.
The kill switch is intended to be an anti-theft measure to prevent personal information from falling into the wrong hands in the event that people lose or misplace their smartphones.
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