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California smartphone 'kill switch' bill advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

May 08, 2014 not rated yet 1

US prosecutors want smartphone 'kill switch'

U.S. law enforcement officials are demanding the creation of a "kill switch" that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, New York's top prosecutor said in a clear warning to the world's ...

Jun 14, 2013 3.7 / 5 (3) 20

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Smuggled elephant ivory price triples

The price of ivory taken from African elephants slaughtered for their tusks has tripled in the past four years in China, the world's biggest market, conservationists said on Thursday.

Jul 03, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Who are the aggressive stars of CCTV?

A computer program can analyze CCTV images and spot aggressive human behaviour nine times out of ten, according to research published in the International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics. The research is an important ...

Apr 29, 2014 not rated yet 0

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