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.

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Published Mon, Jun 17 2013 7:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:22 PM CST

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.

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

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.

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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