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Mobile manufacturers, carriers to provide kill switches

Mobile phone makers and service providers have agreed to add optional kill switch features to smartphones manufactured after July 2015.

Kill switches could save consumers $2.6 billion, study says

The adoption of kill switches in mobile phones could save consumers $2.6 billion annually if made mandatory, a move which has strong support by the public, a new study reveals.

California wants kill switches on all mobile devices

California lawmakers introduced a bill that would require a "kill switch" for every mobile smartphone or tablet sold in the state.

Who should be responsible for developing smartphone kill switches?

From government officials to federal prosecutors, people are calling for mobile device manufacturers to install "kill switches" on all new handsets before they go to market.