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Cellphone Kill Switches Coming

The wireless industry said smartphones will offer optional, reversible "kill switches" starting next year as a way to deter thieves. The feature lets users remotely erase their personal data and render phones inoperable if they are lost or stolen. Apple, AT&T, Google, HTC, Motorola, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon, among others, said they would offer the switch in phones this summer.

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