Authorities today, tomorrow?
>Why would authorities need a kill-switch in your mobile?
For now its just authorities. And yes, sure, they could kill a tower or network and do everyone en masse (which isnt the same thing at all as targeting an individual phone).
But if this capability exists, how long before...
- lobbying from MPAA lets them force a shut down on a phone with 'stolen' content on it?
- it becomes standard practice to kill the phone of a *suspected criminal?
- overdue bill payments force a mandatory phone shut down from the network?
When you buy something you should own it for good, and not have its future existence at the mercy of every legislators whim or corporate overreach.