A "kill switch" bill went before California state Senate this week. The bill would have made it mandatory for device manufacturers to install a method for rendering stolen devices inoperable. After the votes were tallied, 19 in favor and 17 against simply did not meet the 21 votes needed to pass the bill.
Android Device Manager updated, adds password prompt and minor bug fixes
Google released an Android app for its Android Device Manager service, which allows users to locate, ring, lock, and wipe devices remotely. Previously, the service was only available via a web interface.
CTIA says its database for stolen 4G/LTE smartphones is complete
CITA President and CEO Steve Largent has announced that the database for stolen 4G/LTE smartphones has been implemented and is ready for action. Have you ever had a smartphone stolen? Did you manage to remotely wipe it? Did you get it back?
Android Device Manager can now remotely lock your device with new password
Just last month, Google launched the Android Device Manager as a way to locate and remote wipe your handset. Now Google has added the ability to remote lock your device with a new password as well. Keep reading for more details!
Android Device Manager to get remote password changing and device locking, report says