On Monday, Governor Jerry Brown took a historic step to safeguard wireless consumers from the threat of violence and signed the Smartphone Theft Prevention Act. This landmark legislation would not have been possible without the outpouring of support we received from all of you. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
The New York Times reports that evidence suggests that this technology "Puts a Squeeze on Thieves" and can have "a significant impact on phone theft." Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/gXm4Vl
It is widely expected that the standards enshrined in the California law will be implemented on every smartphone sold across the United States. In fact, many believe the impacts will extend across globe.
On behalf of the Secure Our Smartphones Coalition I want to thank you for everything you've done to weigh in with industry executives as well as legislators in California and across the country. Your dedication enabled us to prevail despite the overwhelming odds that we faced.
Above all, however, we want to thank the Boken family. Millions of people and their families will be forever indebted to the Boken's for their resolve throughout this trying endeavor. Thank you for standing up for all of us, and for ensuring another life is not lost over something as trivial as a smartphone.