By BRIAN X. CHEN
Lawmakers in San Francisco and New York are pushing cellphone makers to adopt a so-called kill switch that would allow users to deactivate a phone after it had been stolen. But the cellphone carriers are not on board.
Published: November 19, 2013 at 12:00AM
from NYT Technology http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/carriers-reject-a-kill-switch-for-preventing-cellphone-theft/