On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.
The legislation by Democratic Sen. Mark Leno requires companies to produce smartphones with technology that makes them inoperable if the owner loses possession.
Friday, May 09, 2014
California lawmakers tired of having their picture taken at 7-11.
Actual headline, California smartphone 'kill switch' bill advances.
According to the story this type of legislation is moving across the USA in state legislatures virtually unopposed. The various levels of governments REALLY want to be able to shut off your phone, my friends. They really, really do.
I suggest we all get really good with the hackware and the soldering iron, day may come when you might need a phone that can't be turned off.