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RumorTT: Samsung could launch a 'kill switch' anti-theft feature as soon as July

Rumor: Samsung could release anti-theft kill switch as soon as July

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Jun 18, 2013 12:37 am

Samsung is reportedly working on an anti-theft "kill switch" that could disable a stolen device. This is on the heels of Samsung and other companies meeting with New York Attorney General Erich Schneiderman to discuss the growing problem mobile device theft in the United States.

 

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The kill switch could be coming as soon as July, according to one report, which is much sooner than you would expect. Considering Samsung's dominance in the marketplace, an anti-theft move like this could help move the market in a new direction.

 

A kill switch would theoretically allow the manufacturer, carrier, or, potentially, the government to remotely wipe or brick a device. Public details of the plan have not been released, though we will provide them as soon as something is released by the company.

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