Galaxy Note 7 Owners, Take Note: Samsung May Remotely Deactivate Unexchanged Units After Sept. 30

by Larry Emmott on September 13, 2016

in Mobile,Security

s7edgeFrom Tech Times:

…Samsung’s way to ensure the safety of its customers, the company could remotely deactivate recalled Galaxy Note 7 units that have not been exchanged for new ones after Sept. 30.

Source: Galaxy Note 7 Owners, Take Note: Samsung May Remotely Deactivate Unexchanged Units After Sept. 30 : TECH : Tech Times

It seems defective batteries can cause the device to burst into flames.

This is clearly a good reason to recall these phones and Samsung may be forgiven for taking drastic action…but.

Can they really deactivate (brick) a phone remotely without the user’s consent? Who owns the phone? Digital technology has completely changed the idea of ownership. You may own the phone, that is the physical device (maybe) but you do not own the software and other systems that make it work. You only get to use those via a license. BTW it is the same with your dental software, you do not own it you only have a license to use it.

Never the less if you have a Galaxy Note 7 get it fixed or exchanged ASAP.

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