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A.G. Schneiderman Joins Congressman Maffei To Announce Co-Sponsorship Of Smartphone Theft Prevention Act

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Legislation Would Require Smartphone Makers To Install Kill Switches That Let Consumers Remotely Delete Data From Stolen Phones And Render Devices Useless To Thieves  SYRACUSE — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today was joined by Syracuse Congressman Dan Maffei, Mayor Stephanie Miner, Senator David Valesky and Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler at Syracuse City Hall to announce Congressman Maffei’s co-sponsorship of a bill – recently proposed in the United States House of Representatives – that would require a kill switch on smartphones to deter thieves and help end the violent epidemic of smartphone thefts. Attorney General Schneiderman also announced today…

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