Police Want 'Kill Switch' For SmartphonesSubmitted by emalvini on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 18:16
Police Want 'Kill Switch' For Smartphones
May 06, 2013
An epidemic of cell phone swiping has prompted calls for a ‘kill switch’ that would render mobile devices inoperable if they end up in the wrong hands.
In San Francisco, California, half of the robberies reported in the last year involved the loss of a cell phone. George Gascon is the city’s district attorney and says things don’t have to stay that way.
"Unlike other types of crimes, this is a crime that could be easily fixed with a technological solution,” Gascon told the New York Times recently.