The California legislature just passed CA SB962 and it now sits on the Governor’s desk for approval. If he signs it, it looks like all cell phones sold after July 2015 will be mandated to have this “kill switch” in California.

They are referring to it as  “theft-deterrent”, but if you don’t have the technology on your phone there is a fine?

SFGate: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/California-Legislature-passes-kill-switch-cell-5682443.php?

InfoWars: http://www.infowars.com/kill-switch-smart-phone-bill-passes-in-california/

AppleInsider: http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/08/11/california-senate-passes-cellphone-kill-switch-bill-awaits-governors-approval

“It is not difficult to envisage a scenario where authorities could hijack the technology to shut down communications in a sensitive area in order to limit photo and streaming video coverage, such as at a demonstration or at the scene of unfolding police brutality.” —FROM InfoWars