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News, The Snitch Kill-Switch Bill Signed into Law

Kill-Switch Bill Signed into Law

California became the second state to install mandatory theft-deterring technology in all smartphones today, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a kill-switch bill into law.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), faced staunch opposition from cellphone service providers and…
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News, The Snitch Kill-Switch Bill Heading to Governor's Desk

Kill-Switch Bill Heading to Governor's Desk

California is just inches away from becoming the second state — after Minnesota —  to install mandatory theft-deterring technology in all smartphones. Today the state Senate passed Mark Leno's SB 962, the so-called "kill-switch" bill, on a final procedural vote…
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News, The Snitch State Assembly Passes Leno's Kill-Switch Bill  (Update)

State Assembly Passes Leno's Kill-Switch Bill (Update)

Update, Thursday, Aug. 7, 10:12 a.m.: The state assembly passed Mark Leno's kill-switch bill this morning. It will return to the Senate for a concurrence vote before heading to Governor Brown's desk. Bolstered by a new Creighton University study…
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News, The Snitch Study Finds Many iPhone Users Are Tea Party Supporters (Really)

Study Finds Many iPhone Users Are Tea Party Supporters (Really)

We certainly wouldn't have seen this one coming. A poll released today by the tech policy group CALinnovates.org reveals that iPhone users -- whom we would have firmly placed in the same consumer class as those who sip lattes and…
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