New Apple devices include default kill switch

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks on stage during event at the Flint Center in CupertinoBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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. …



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