US operators agree to mobile phone 'kill switch'

Tuesday 15 April 2014 | 22:52 CET | News
US mobile industry group CTIA and participating operators have announced the 'Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment', an effort by the industry to deter smartphone thefts in the US. Each device manufacturer and operating system signatory of Part One of this commitment agrees that new models of smartphones first manufactured after July 2015 for retail sale in the US will offer, at no cost to consumers, a baseline anti-theft tool that is preloaded or downloadable on smartphones. This provides the connected capability to remote wipe the user's data on the smartphone in the event it is lost

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