Carriers Nix Cell Phone Kill Switch Over Profit Fears

U.S wireless network operators are not interested in allowing smartphone makers to install kill switches that would allow owners to deactivate their phones remotely if they become lost or stolen. 

Internet "kill switch" gets a makeover

Three senators have introduced a revised cybersecurity reform bill that "explicitly" prohibits the president of the Unites States from shutting down the Internet during an emergency or digital attack.

Internet kill switch may just make things worse

An academic report commissioned by the OECD warns that a proposed US Internet "kill switch" is likely to compound the effects of any cyber attack or war. 

Intel to introduce processor with remote kill switch

Intel is preparing to launch its Sandy Bridge processors at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. The most interesting thing about these new processors is the kill switches that are built into them.

DoT wants a cell phone kill switch

If the urge to use your cell phone while driving is stronger than your desire to follow the law, you are certainly not alone. 


Is the Internet "kill switch" a good idea?

Should the President of the United States be granted the power to flip an Internet "kill switch" in the event of a coordinated cyber offensive?

Apple aims to patent kill switch for jailbreakers

Apple's continuing in its efforts to dictate exactly what its products are used for by applying for a patent on a way to prevent iPhone and iPod users from jailbreaking their devices.

Lieberman downplays Internet kill switch

US Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) has attempted to downplay a bill that would grant the president authority to shut down swathes of the Internet during a national emergency.