a button, switch, or other mechanism that allows a machine to be shut down immediately:Only use the kill switch in emergencies.
Digital Technology. a command deployed to remotely lock, disable, or wipe an electronic device, as when the device is lost or stolen.
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How to use kill switch in a sentence
The hitch with both companies was that the phone would not come with the “kill switch” installed.
And in June of last year, Apple announced that it would be adding a “kill switch” feature to future phones.
Gascón and the Boken family and the others of a pro “kill switch” group calling itself Secure Our Smartphones (SOS) kept pushing.
Nicholas Ciarelli on how the government can improve security without resorting to a “kill switch.”