Maybe I am missing something, but the linked post below suggests that, somehow, the greatest threat to the consumer who has a smartphone stolen is the loss of their data. As a former successful target of a smartphone theft, my concern was the loss of the phone and the $100 it cost me to use the insurance that helped me buy a new one. I got the data back immediately from the cloud backup that came with the phone.
Yes, I was concerned about the contacts it contained and some of my family photos that were there, but I doubt that they were of much interest to the thief or the drug dealer he sold it to.
Yes, the kill switch is a great idea and one that I support. But the larger problem is that we are carrying devices that continue to have a high street value to criminals and an unregulated market in which to sell them.
Thanks to justlike123.com