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Why Gadget Makers Wield a 'Kill Switch'

Google, Apple phones

Phones from Google, left, and Apple have "kill switches" built into them that allow the companies to remotely delete software.

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When you buy a video game from Best Buy, you don't give the retailer the right to barge into your house whenever it wants. So why do we give that permission to software companies?

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