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Kill switches

2014-08-16 14:18:10.556464+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

It has been pointed out that California's bill to require kill switches in cell phones also means that law enforcement could invoke that kill switch for nefarious purposes. Like imagine what would have happened in Ferguson...

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-08-16 18:17:34.009391+00 by: mkelley

It's funny that the Democrats are pushing this effort nationally. Just seems, like what you allude to, this would crack down on any use of recording and cell phones in uprisings and riots.

#Comment Re: made: 2014-08-18 16:16:45.775028+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, before I started thinking about centralized control, I was for this. I couldn't understand why Apple or whomever would let physical possession of the device be the sole controlling factor.

But now, in the wake of the out of control stuff happening in Ferguson, that notion scares the crap out of me.