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California's smartphone kill switch bill has been signed into law

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26th August 2014, 04:51 PM   |  #1  
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Why do we have to push regulations for stupid people?:
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The bill, SB 962, was created by California state Senator Mark Leno along with San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, who's been a staunch advocate of anti-theft measures for phones. Ahead of the bill, Gascón urged cellphone makers — including Apple and Samsung — to make stolen smartphones more of a headache for thieves, going so far as to hire security experts to try and bypass the built-in security measures to illustrate that smartphone makers weren't doing enough. An earlier version of the legislation also included tablets, and any other handheld "advanced mobile communications device," language that was stripped out in favor of targeting only smartphones.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/25/60...h-bill-now-law

Will .gov.control be circumvented with rooted devices and ROMs?

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!?!?!
26th August 2014, 05:13 PM   |  #2  
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Why do we have to push regulations for stupid people?:

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/25/60...h-bill-now-law

Will .gov.control be circumvented with rooted devices and ROMs?

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?!?!?!


I just came here to post this but I see you already have beat me to it. So, anyone wanna speculate as to how this can be defeated? Obviously we don't know yet whether this will be a hardware or a software issue. Hopefully software. I think we need to start petitioning and going door to door to stop this thing before it becomes law. **** California. Always trying to ram their nanny state bull**** down everyone's throats.

I just created a petition about this:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...witch/TN8Nxrtv

Please sign and share!
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26th August 2014, 06:45 PM   |  #3  
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I just came here to post this but I see you already have beat me to it. So, anyone wanna speculate as to how this can be defeated? Obviously we don't know yet whether this will be a hardware or a software issue. Hopefully software. I think we need to start petitioning and going door to door to stop this thing before it becomes law. **** California. Always trying to ram their nanny state bull**** down everyone's throats.

I just created a petition about this:

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/pet...witch/TN8Nxrtv

Please sign and share!

It has already passed and become law... it was signed into law Monday, and starts being required next year.

Petitions don't help, as Jerry (Pinko-Commie) Brown cares not for us, only what they tell him needs to happen.
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