Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is joining attorney generals from 31 others states in an attempt to curb smartphone thefts.
The group is urging three leading smartphone makers Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft to make changes.
Miller says the companies have the technology to protect users but don’t use it. The AG says an undefeatable remote “kill switch” would disable a stolen device and render it useless.
Miller says it would help reduce secondary markets and economic incentives for theft.