Wednesday, May 18, 2016

San Fran District Attorney Impressed by iOS 7's Lock Fture

Afternewsthat government officials would be testing the efficiency of iOS 7’s Lock against thieves, San Fran District Attorney George Gascón has come out in support of the fture, saying that “clr improvements” have been made to stop criminals,according to theSan Fran Examiner.

Last week, Gascón and New York Attorney eral Eric Schinderman brought in security experts from the Northern California Regional lice Center to test out ’s Lock fture as well as Absolute Software’sLojackservice on the Galaxy S4 in order to determine how effective they are against thieves.
"I'm very optimistic that they came and were willing to share their technology with us," Gascon said in a statement, also noting that and Google had not yet come forth with their plans to combat theft. Gascón did not detail how the specific ftures work, explaining that they were not yet finished.Both attorneys called for the tests as a part of theSecure Our Smartphone(S.O.S) program that aims to stop the theft and black market resale of stolen mobile devices. While carriers have alrdy established a database to track stolen , it has proven to belargely futile. Prior to these tests, Gascón and Schneiderman called for smart to have a kill switch that would disable them in the event of theft.

Announcedat WWDC, Lock is set to be included in iOS 7, which is expected to be relsed to consumers this fall.

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