First smartphone ‘kill switch’ law signed in Minnesota

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By Sean Hollister, The Verge

“On July 1st, 2015, it will be illegal to sell a smartphone in Minnesota without antitheft software preinstalled. That’s because Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton just signed the first so-called “kill switch” bill into law. The idea is that if smartphone owners can always remotely disable and wipe their phones after they’re stolen, it will deter criminals from stealing them at all.”

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