George Gascón

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Kill-Switch Bill

Governor Jerry Brown signed the kill-switch bill despite protests from smartphone makers and wireless industry trade group CTIA. Under the new law, all the smartphones sold in California from July 2015 onwards, will have mandatory kill-switch. The CTIA had expressed its views against the bill,... read more

California Assembly approves smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill

California Assembly on Thursday cleared a new measure that would require all smartphones sold in the state to come equipped with so-called "kill switch," an anti-theft technology that renders the phone useless in case it is lost or stolen.

The state Assembly approved the Senate Bill 962,... read more

Next versions of Android, Windows Phone handsets to incorporate ‘Kill Switch’capability

In a Thursday announcement, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón said that the 'Kill Switch' mobile anti-theft mechanism would be incorporated in the new-generation versions of Android and Windows Phone handsets.

The announcement... read more

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