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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to Have Kill Switch

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Dear Supreme Court

dr.mordin

Sep 17, 2014, 8:59 PM
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.
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haggard2.0

Sep 17, 2014, 9:06 PM
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. But I agree, no one else besides the owner of the device should be able to access this.
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dr.mordin

Sep 17, 2014, 9:24 PM
I'm fine with users being able to kill their own devices. I have that turned on with my Android bases Sony phone.
But users should be the only ones who can access and or kill their own phones.
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The Victor

Sep 18, 2014, 8:38 AM
i get where your coming from there but what happens when some one gets their phone stolen or they just cannot find it and they dont have access to the internet and wanna activate that kill switch, the carrier would need to have access to be able to do so
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dr.mordin

Sep 18, 2014, 10:26 AM
If the person themselves calls in and gives proper verification, they should be able to allow a carrier to kill it.

What I'm worried about is allow any entity to access this feature without the user's express permission.
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T Bone

Sep 18, 2014, 10:48 AM
Well the original version of the kill switch legislation that was proposed in California would have made the kill switch irreversible (i.e. permanently bricking the phone) and made it MANDATORY that carriers pull the kill switch whenever a customer reports a phone lost or stolen. That idea is just a disaster in the making.

The much milder version they are talking about now is far less odious, mostly useless, and will do nothing to deter theft, but at least not actively destructive.
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The Victor

Sep 18, 2014, 1:59 PM
sounds like basically a more enhanced one they already had for if you reset an iPhone without removing the apple id ou have to know the password for it once you try to restore it
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DarkStar

Sep 19, 2014, 12:08 PM
Proper verification. The same verification that I get when people buy a phone from me? So if I wanted to I could just call up and pretend to be that person and lock their phones. That is an awesome idea.
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