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melgross
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melgross,
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8/12/2014 | 1:06:10 PM
Re: Driver ...
In another report, the CTIA has been opposing this legislation.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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8/12/2014 | 12:34:56 PM
Remote Wipes
The remote wipe option is smart addition. I have used Find my iPhone to recover mine after I left it in a restaurant. Such a service just makes sense. I am still floored by the number of people who don't even password protect their phones. Is the CA effort a moot point? Weigh in please.
Lorna Garey
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8/12/2014 | 12:17:24 PM
Driver ...
Argualbly it's only the threat of this legislation in two major markets that drove Apple, Google and Microsoft to make this move, so moot or not, it was worth the effort.

Maybe this will be a selling point for Win 8 devices - "The Windows Phone kill switch will allow owners to: render the smartphone inoperable; remotely wipe personal data from the phone; prevent reactivation without the owner's permission; reverse the inoperability if the phone is recovered; and restore user data if the phone was erased."

That's way more than Apple or Samsung are doing, right?
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