I've been getting up to speed on California's new smartphone kill switch legislation
, and thought I'd share some of what I've read here. It's a pretty big deal in that it has ramifications for carriers, manufacturers and users alike, both in the sunny state of California and beyond.
The bill signed this week is actually not the first such law in the USA—Minnesota passed something similar back in June
. The main difference with the California law is that the kill switch must be enabled by default, rather than simply being available on the user's device to turn on and/or off as they see fit.