Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments

SoylentNews is people

posted by martyb on Friday May 09 2014, @12:52PM   Printer-friendly
from the what-could-possibly-go-wrong? dept.

The California Senate on Thursday voted to approve a state measure requiring smarter anti-theft security on smartphones, reversing its decision last month to reject the bill. The proposal, introduced by State Senator Mark Leno and sponsored by George Gascon, San Francisco's district attorney, requires a so-called kill switch (which would render a smartphone useless after it was stolen) on all smartphones sold in California. The bill passed with a final count of 26 to 8 in favor. It now requires approval from the California State Assembly and, eventually, California Governor Jerry Brown, who could review the bill around late August.

 
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 2) by Reziac on Saturday May 10 2014, @04:25AM

    by Reziac (2489) on Saturday May 10 2014, @04:25AM (#41478) Homepage

    I predict a serious uptick in the smartphone business in every town just over the state line, wherever someone can claim a temporary address and get an out-of-state phone.

    Starting Score:    1  point
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   2