Federal Bill Wants Smartphone Makers to Include Remote Wipe Features

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Smartphones carry a ton of information. Much of it is personal: email, contacts, addresses and more. That’s why a new bill could require smartphone makers to include a remote wipe feature, just in case your phone is stolen.

This would be something of a “kill switch,” and would be required by Federal law if passed. Users would then have the ability to wipe their handset clean if they lose it or if its stolen.

Some handsets, such as the iPhone, already have such features implemented. This could be a nice safety feature for those wanting to protect their devices and themselves from crooks trying to steal their information.

[via CultofAndroid]

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