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From: Liverpool City Centre
Posted: 2014-06-20 11:59
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Google and Microsoft will add a "kill-switch" feature to their Android and Windows phone operating systems.

The feature is a method of making a handset completely useless if it is stolen, rendering a theft pointless.

Authorities have been urging tech firms to take steps to help curb phone theft and argued that a kill-switch feature can help resolve the problem.

Apple and Samsung, two of the biggest phone makers, offer a similar feature on some of their devices.

The move by Google and Microsoft means that kill switches will now be a part of the three most popular phone operating systems in the world.

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[ This Message was edited by: goldenface on 2014-06-20 11:01 ]
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From: Santo Domingo, wonDeRland
Posted: 2014-06-20 14:26
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In case you are not able to get it by the normal ways this is the best you could do.

I guess I was against this in the past, but I've changed my mind.
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