Lawmakers Aim to Require Smartphone Kill Switch
Problem already solved.
Government knows best, even when they are completely ignorant of the technology they are trying to regulate and are not willing to consider the ramifications and possible very harmful side effects of the legislation that they propose, th...
is to turn your phone nothing more that a part replacement tell me wicth one from all phone maker have have that yet.....
The kill switch that is being proposed, at least in the state of New York, is something that would be put in the hands of the carriers , and the carriers would be REQUIRED to immediately pull the kill switch on any phone reported to them to be stolen....the feature would also be non-optional (i,.e it would be mandated to be on every single phone whether people want the feature or not) and it would be impossible to ever use the phone again once the kill switch is pulled. It's called a 'kill switch' precisely because it is permanent and cannot be reversed once it is done. It...
And that's how they work, right? They say "this policy will help protect people from child pornographers" and then in actuality, use it to prosecute free software enthusiasts.
'Piracy' is a slang term referring to British maritime doctrine (the privateer comission), and has no rational basis for its application in the syntax you have provided.
Also, maybe you should be the one who should "inform" yourself that by legal definition, nobody can force you to commit suicide. Sorry - I assumed you were informed, I wont make that mistake next time.
or can you imagine someone that works at your wireless carrier? whether that be a store or call center on their way out as their last day, or having a horrible day? someone calls into them, and as i suspect, starts yelling at them and cussing them out. they say 'screw it' and kill your phone?
on second thought i like the idea ;)
when you put in a new simcard on the note3, it requries you to enter your Pin to re-activate the phone, otherwise the phone wont let you do anything.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=246 ... »
Bricking a phone doesn't seem to be bad for insurance, because they'll just make it part of the process, a-la "and have you bricked your old device yet?"
More room for profit there, really.
What I'm guessing is that the whole kill-switch thing really is a catering to the insurance industry, which was pushing against track-and-lock being implemented in north america.
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