#California State Law mandating ‘ Theft-Deterring Kill Switches ‘ has resulted in a drop of ‘ Smartphone ‘ thefts since its introduction in 2015 #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – July.30: San Francisco’s district attorney says that a #California state law mandating “theft-deterring technological solutions” for smartphones has resulted in a precipitous drop in such robberies #AceNewsDesk reports

Do Kill Switches Deter Cellphone Theft? Published on July 29, 2017 at 11:38AM: Ars Technica: Those measures primarily include a remote kill switch after a phone has been stolen that would allow a phone to be disabled, withstanding even a hard reset. Such a kill switch has become standard in all iPhones (“Activation Lock“) and Android phones (“Device Protection“) since 2015… When measured from the peak in 2013, “overall robberies involving smartphones have declined an astonishing 50 percent… Because of this hard-fought legislation, stealing a smartphone is no longer worth the trouble, and that means the devices we use every day no longer make us targets for violent crime.#AceNewsDesk

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