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Wireless Carriers Push Back On Smartphone Kill Switch

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  Original Published: 11/23/2013 Wireless carriers are pushing back against so-called "kill switch" anti-theft feature for smartphones. A kill switch could remotely disable stolen devices, making them worthless and discouraging theft. But carriers claim hackers could tap into the feature and once triggered it would be difficult to undo. Supporters argue that the process is completely reversible. A San Francisco prosecutor says the real reason carriers don't want the feature, they would lose money on replacing old phones, reactivating re-sold phones and the sale of insurance plans.
   
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