Can’t imagine how many phones are stolen every day and how much information is on each one. iPhone tackled this issue years ago with Find My iPhone, but I’m not sure it’s marketed this way. Blackberry always had the feature, since corporations used it and security was always their strongest selling point. Now it looks like we will have a consortium with a standardized kill switch. “To combat phone theft, several lawmakers over the last year have put pressure on manufacturers and wireless carriers to include smarter antitheft technology on smartphones. A group of tech and phone companies on Tuesday said they were on board with the idea.”
via Tech Companies Commit to Offering a ‘Kill Switch’ for Preventing Phone Theft – NYTimes.com – NYTimes.com.