Are there legitimate reasons to oppose smartphone kill switches?
tswayne 29 weeks ago
There have been efforts by consumer groups to have “kill switches” built into smartphones so that if the devices are lost or stolen, the kill switch can be remotely activated, making them useless and preventing theft of data. This would remove much of the incentive for theft of devices, and would seem to be a good idea. Nevertheless, carriers have universally opposed requirements for a kill switch, and as far as I know none have agreed to it voluntarily. Do the carriers have legitimate reasons for opposing kill switches?
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