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[ NNSquad ] Police want ability to remotely shut down smartphones

Police want ability to remotely shut down smartphones

http://j.mp/xwZOrC  (Washington Post)

   "Now, police in the Washington area and elsewhere are expressing their
    frustration in plain terms, publicly asking regulators and
    wireless-network operators to allow stolen devices to be shut down
    remotely through unique identification numbers within them."

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Hmm.  Reduce robberies, eh?  Perhaps.  Might there also be an interest
having a convenient way to kill phones in the event of civil unrest,
folks video recording police activity, and so on?  Just sayin' ...

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
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 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
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