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Why California's kill-switch mandate might save your phone

You may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State.

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Locked Apple iPhone code blocks Italian murder probe

Police have been stymied in attempts to obtain code to unlock the iPhone of a woman murdered last July.

California bill proposes mandatory kill-switch on phones and tablets

The bill comes in answer to rising smartphone and tablet theft across the U.S. and could usher in the technology on phones sold nationwide

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Typo keyboard maker goes on offensive against BlackBerry

The iPhone keyboard maker says BlackBerry's patents are invalid and the company doesn't own the concept of a keyboard.

German federal prosecutor considers formal NSA investigation

The country's Federal Prosecutor General has received several complaints over Germany's involvement in the NSA's spying program

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Obama touches on NSA reform in State of the Union address

The U.S. president also called for patent reform and for faster broadband in schools

Phishers pilfer law enforcement documents from Microsoft

Social media and email accounts of some Microsoft employees were hit by phishing attacks, the company said

Samsung's Apple damages equivalent to 16 days' profit

Samsung owes Apple a check for smartphone patent infringement, but the multimillion-dollar award is equal to several days' profit for each company.

U.S. federal watchdog calls for end to NSA phone records program

An independent federal oversight board condemns the NSA's bulk phone surveillance.