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posted by Woods on Friday April 25 2014, @02:34PM   Printer-friendly
from the my-favorite-kind-of-switch dept.

The California Senate on Thursday voted down a state measure that would require smarter anti-theft security on smartphones. The bill, introduced by State Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by George Gascon, San Francisco's district attorney, would have required a so-called kill switch which would render a smartphone useless after it was stolen on all smartphones sold in California. The proposal needed 21 votes to pass in the 40-member chamber. After debate on Thursday morning at the Capitol, in Sacramento, it fell two votes short of passing, with a final count of 19 to 17 in favor.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by Open4D on Friday April 25 2014, @09:11PM

    by Open4D (371) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 25 2014, @09:11PM (#36351) Journal

    Yes. So if we find ourselves unable to stop one of these laws going through, we should at least demand that it expires after 5 years or so.

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