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Corporate Kill Switch in Software and Smart Phones
Posted By kurtnimmo On May 16, 2011 @ 10:19 am In Big Brother,Tile | Comments Disabled
May 16, 2011
When you buy a video game from Best Buy, you don’t give the retailer the right to barge into your house whenever it wants. So why do we give that permission to software companies?
Most popular smartphone operating systems and other electronic gadgets include what security researchers refer to as a kill switch.
This capability enables the company that makes the operating software to send a command over the Web or wireless networks that alters or removes certain applications from devices.
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