Upstate Congressman Joins Push For Kill Switches On Smartphones

ATTN: PEOPLE -PLEASE READ THIS !

I WAS ALL FOR IT.
BUT THERE IS A BACK DOOR TO THIS PEOPLE. THEY WILL ALSO GIVE THE “EYES IN THE SKY” (GOVERNMENT) MORE AUTHORITY TO PEEK INTO YOURS AND YOUR PHINES ACTIVITY WITHOUT A WARRANT. AS SOON AS YOU REPORT THE PHONE STOLEN ,ALL YOUR INFORMATION BECOMES THERES TO DO AS THEY SEE FIT. THERE COVER IS GOING TO BE – YOU GAVE THEM THE AUTHORITY ,WHEN YOU ASK FOR THE POHONE TO BE RENDERED USELESS AND THEY HAD TO BACK UP YOUR INFO 🙂

OUR POLITICIANS NEVER TELL THE PEOPLE THE BACK SIDE TO THESE LAWS THEY ARE PASSING AND HOW IT FURTHER TAKES AWAY YOUR PRIVACY.

AMARIS

CBS New York

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — An upstate congressman has joined New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman a call to require require smartphone makers to install “kill switches” on phones to render them useless if stolen.

U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei (D-N.Y.) joined Schneiderman in Syracuse Friday, and said he is co-sponsoring legislation in the House designed to curb smartphone thefts.

Kill switches allow a person to remotely delete their phone’s data if the device is stolen.

Maffei said the initiative would deter phone thefts by making them worthless on the black market.

Schneiderman commended Maffei for supporting what he called “groundbreaking” legislation. The Democratic attorney general has been pushing smartphone makers to do more to prevent thefts.

U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) proposed the legislation, which Schneiderman said would “essentially mandate what we’re seeing the manufacturers to do voluntarily.”

“We call them smartphones because we could do so many things with…

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