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Every new smartphone sold in America will have ‘kill switch’ to stop it being used by thieves, pledge phone makers

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Every new smartphone sold in America will have a ‘kill switch’ to prevent it from being used by thieves, phone makers have pledgedEvery new smartphone sold in America will have a ‘kill switch’ to prevent it from being used by thieves, phone makers have pledged. The system, which protects users’ personal information and renders phone useless if they are lost or stolen, could become standard by 2015.It has been backed by Apple, Google, Samsung and Microsoft – along with leading mobile device carriers in the U.S..The companies have signed on to a voluntary programme, called ‘Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, launched by CTIA-The Wireless Association, a trade group for wireless providers. In doing so, they have agreed to provide a free preloaded or downloadable anti-theft tool on all smartphones sold in America after July 2015.Users’ options will include
remotely removing a smartphone’s data and preventing reactivation if a
phone is stolen or lost, the trade group said.

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