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The idea is to prevent theft

Source: The New York Times

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RE: Worried yet? You should be.
By Nutzo on 2/7/2014 3:54:48 PM , Rating: 4

If this passes, I'm sure there will be a un-kill switch hack available within a couple days.

What is really needed is a lot simpler.
A nationwide "stolen" phone registry, where you can report your phone stolen.
All phone vendors should be required to check this list before they activate a phone.

That would make all these stolen phone almost worthless.

By retrospooty on 2/7/2014 5:35:13 PM , Rating: 2
Makes sense... Anyhow, lets not all get worked up about it. A state senator wanting to push a bill through does NOT mean the bill passes, it most likely just means that the company that is leading research on this and is most likely to make $$$ from is giving contributions to this senator. They will ahve to pay off a lot more to get it passed. LOL.

RE: Worried yet? You should be.
By Motoman on 2/8/2014 2:09:27 PM , Rating: 2
Yes and'd have to convince all Americans to save the serial number of their cell phones to report them when stolen. I predict the number of Americans who would bother to do such a thing to be just about zero.

RE: Worried yet? You should be.
By Etsp on 2/8/2014 5:49:22 PM , Rating: 2
The vast majority of the time the carrier that they are getting the new phone from should register the serial number, and the person whose phone was stolen should report the theft to the carrier. I don't see why the carrier couldn't do this relatively cheaply and easily.

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