Smartphone Titans Face Calls For Stronger Phone Security

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 2:13 PM EST) -- Smartphone giants Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Motorola Solutions Inc. are coming under more pressure to find technological solutions including a possible "kill switch" to curb theft, New York's attorney general said Tuesday.

While some recent efforts to curb so-called Apple picking — security features embedded in Apple Inc.'s new operating system, for example — have won praise, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and 29 other prosecutors said in a letter to the CEOs of...
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