This would be US jurisdiction, say NYC.
Note this is a question about the law only; not a question about technical feasibility.
- Could Apple or Google of their own volition legally shut down functionality of users' phone, say photo or video capabilities?
- Could Verizon or T-Mobile legally do this as well?
If so, under what circumstances could a provider take such an action?
- Could providers be ordered to take such an action, say under a declared state of emergency?
- Could the state order providers to push updates that halt functionality of users' phones?
Have these scenarios already made it into law or into courtrooms?
Are phones owned, or just licensed to use, and does this change legality of above actions?