I'm against it. If there will be kill switch then the NSA can kill my phone or switch it off permanently and active my data and then they would upload all my files to their server. This law must not pass.
What a dumb idea. Must it be compulsory? Why not make it optional so people can decide? I am sure third party app developers or software developers can manufacture an app for this effortlessly for each of the different OS. Talk about misplaced priorities. How come this is even a state matter?
yes....they should make it mandatory....kill switch is a brilliant idea....go ahead
What if a virus trigger that capability and cause anyone's phone to get killed/disabled? Not a good idea.
finally this came to be a reality...
thanks to the US court...
by the way WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE FIND THE LOST PHONE??.....will it still be non-operational??
I don't think it matters, The government has had this ability for some time now. The ability of the government to disable ALL non military communications is nothing new. What is irritating is that those behind the new law are waving the "protect the consumer" flag. and people are probably dumb enough to swallow it. Just like allowing the towers to come down inorder to push the patriot act through, In the name of "oritective" the citizens.
great!!! now NSA want to control every smartphone so that they can erase every evidence against them...
The kill switch is just the NSA's bug that hooks on you. Now it is mandatory by law. Good job.
This stupid law would make it possible for dictators... to kill protesters... phone!
This is extremely stupid because many users will accidentally kill their own phone, and bullies in school will kill their victims phone, so many users will then need Samsung... to "unkill" their phone!
That is the first "test" step of the next stage "Human implants" and how to "switch" someone remotely and taking away his life by freezing his accounts,mails,phones and everything!!!!!!!!!!! That is why they are also working on the "Global WI-FI" project,which is the final stage of the human enslaving..
NSA scum who have had ideas on this for a long time all nicely put together to make the public buy into it.
The hacker (or terrorist) that finds a way to use this to kill millions of phones will really have a feast....
And the politicians that got this idea can then start the blame game to avoid taking responsibility for their blunder...
I think it should be available on demand. Just download the app, get your pin and voila....u got a kill switch.
This should be an optional feature that is pre-installed on phones and can be deleted/turned off if needed.
And later, a terrorist act will come, enabling CIA to kill the phone as a prevention of terrorist act. Count me on this.
JCK, 16 Feb 2014A kill switches, nice one so when ever I feel like making a really bad joke I will go true my ... moreYep fully agree..
Looking through the comments this topic is going to cause a lot of trouble either way..