Louie Baur Louie Baur is Editor at Long Beach Louie, a Long Beach Restaurant Review site as well as Skateboard Park. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Future Apple devices will come with a kill-switch by default

52 sec read

Earlier today, we did talk about how Apple CEO Tim Cook claims that Apple does not bother to collect information about you, citing that they do not read your emails as well as your iMessages. In fact, he is confident that Apple is unable to pass to the government iMessage data of Apple users because they lack the key to do so. Now we are hearing that the newly released iPhone 6 as well as its larger sized sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, will arrive with a default kill switch to boot.

New Apple Inc phones include a theft deterrent system that enables users to lock their devices and wipe them clean of data if stolen, a victory for regulators who have long pushed the telecommunications industry to do more to stem theft. The tool, known as a kill switch, will be standard on Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices and can be installed on previous models of iPhones starting Wednesday, according to an announcement from the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Schneiderman has long fought alongside New York District Attorney George Gascón to convince device manufacturers to include the kill switch as a default setting on their devices. “This is a game changer,” said Gascón. “This is a major development that will change behavior on the street and eventually turn around this violent epidemic.” The announcement marks the first time a kill switch is present as a default option on the iPhone.

Source
Avatar of Louie Baur
Louie Baur Louie Baur is Editor at Long Beach Louie, a Long Beach Restaurant Review site as well as Skateboard Park. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Apple is purging hundreds of thousands of apps from…

It may be the end of summer, but that isn’t stopping Apple from doing a bit of spring cleaning. Tomorrow, coinciding with the launch...
Avatar of Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua
1 min read

Images of Apple’s first Lightning-based EarPods have been leaked

While we don’t have an official confirmation, numerous reports over the last few months have claimed that Apple will be ditching the 3.5mm audio...
Avatar of Alfie Joshua Alfie Joshua
1 min read

Apple responds to Spotify’s accusations of being anti-competitive

Owning the App Store means that Apple has the power to control the success of apps released on iOS, and owning Apple Music means the...
Avatar of Carl Durrek Carl Durrek
1 min read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *