Democrat Senators Introduce Bill to Mandate Cellphone "Kill Switches"
For lost or stolen phones, they say
Four Democratic senators—Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Barbara Mikulski (Md.), Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) and Mazie Hirono (Hawaii)—on Thursday introduced a bill that would make it possible to remotely wipe every cellphone in America — in an effort to curb smartphone theft.
Proponents of a kill switch argue that if every phone can be remotely rendered useless, there will be no motivation to steal them. Apple has actually already implemented a kill-switch like feature on its iPhones, as of the iOS 7. Samsung has also said it's working on a similar feature.