I think I'd side with the phone manufacturer on this. Its not their responsibility. There are also 3rd party apps that can locate or even brick your phone if you lose it.
I don't trust the government to use this power only for its intended purpose.
The legislators here in California are knuckleheads, IMO. But because the mobile carriers don't want to do the right thing and kill a stolen phone, I think this bill is a good thing.
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Only in California would anyone think this was a good idea. So the carrier, Government can kill your phone if they wanted. If this technology had been in place in the middle students would not have been able to form a resistance. Oh I know this is America and that sort of thing never happens here, Ya we used to think our government didn't spy on either but the NSA had been doing that for a while. this is a REALLY DUMB idea, one more thing I will have to hack to disable it. The cost of my phone vs freedom, no brainer.
ThelipThelip:Only in California would anyone think this was a good idea.
California is the land of fruits and nuts. Having said that, the article above doesn't mention the seriousness of the problem. More than half of robberies in San Francisco involve the theft of mobile devices, and the theft of such devices accounts for nearly one-third of robberies in the United States. Los Angeles had a 12% increase in mobile-device thefts in 2012 (the most recent year available) so it seems reasonable to believe this problem is getting worse. SOURCE
I can already do these though my BES server Why do I need the goverment
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