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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Have Kill Switch

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thebriang

Sep 18, 2014, 10:54 AM

The problem with kill switches...

Is that they will be cracked and owned in no time.

It sounds good to say that no one should be able to kill your phone except you but as someone else pointed out, what about the carrier? For example when you call them if your phone is lost or stolen, they are gonna want to be able to do that for you when you can't.

And what happens when the legislated kill switch is hacked? Or for all the stupid people whose password is password, boom, they login to your account and kill the phone that's in your pocket.

Kill switches dont stop smartphone crimes anyway, in cities where the kill switch has been active for years, cell thefts didn't significantly decrease unless you cook the numbers, which several of the reports about reduction in ce...
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Buyer beware, buying phones through anyone but the carrier anymore will be dangerous.
dr.mordin

Sep 17, 2014, 8:59 PM

Dear Supreme Court

Please,
for the sake of humanity, rule that the feds aren't allowed access to this feature.

Thank you
The average guy who cares about privacy.
From what it sounds like, the user has all of the control and the carriers can't do anything. This is basically the iPhone lock option making the device completely useless and unable to be activated or even used and locks the device down completely. B...
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