Beware, Phone Thieves: The Smartphone ‘Kill-Switch’ Is Coming - Presented by: The Aol. On Network

The five largest U.S. wireless carriers and many smartphone makers on Tuesday announced they have agreed to include “kill-switch” technology in all smartphone models released after July 2015, Re/code reports, in a move that should help decrease smartphone thefts and further protect customer data.The companies have agreed to include software features in upcoming models that will allow users to remotely wipe their data and render the devices inoperable once they’re lost or stolen.



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