Attorney General Wants 'Kill Switch' for Smart Phones
In a statement Thursday, Madigan says she's joining other attorneys general, major city police chiefs and consumer advocates at a summit with four major smartphone manufacturers. They are Apple, Google/Motorola, Microsoft and Samsung. The Illinois Democrat says the "kill switch" could be remotely activated by a phone's owner after the phone is stolen. She says it would deter theft by making stolen phones worthless.
Madigan says thefts of smartphones have increased in recent years. Some of those thefts have been violent and even deadly.
See other LocalNews news:Senator Durbin Fights to Keep Number Two Job Among Senate Democrats
Public Defender Appointed to Represent Salem Woman Charged With Murder of Her Daughter
Two Sandoval Students Honored
Prayer Requested for Critically Injured Salem Youth Undergoing Surgery Thursday
Fire Destroys Home North of Mt. Vernon