Mobile Security
Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Law in Calif.

California’s new law -- signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday -- aimed at deterring cellphone theft could mean most mobile phones sold in the U.S. will soon include similar “kill-switch” tech.
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The Golden State could become the first to require a "kill switch" that smartphones owners can use if their devices are stolen. A proposed law for such technology awaits signature by Gov. Jerry Brown.
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