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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

05/08/2014

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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Fails

A bill that would force electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones has failed in the state Senate but will likely be revived later this spring.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/24/2014

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Calif. Leaders Push For Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’

Legislation unveiled Friday in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a “kill switch” to render them inoperable if lost or stolen — a move that could be the first of its kind in the country.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/07/2014

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