Mobile phones sold in India from next January will have to be equipped with panic buttons, the country’s government has said.

And, from January 2018, phones will also have to have a built-in GPS tracking device so they can be tracked.

“Technology is solely meant to make human life better and what better (use) than … for the security of women,” a statement from the ministry of communications and technology explained as the plan was revealed.

An emergency call will be triggered when the user presses a finger continuously on number 5 or 9 on the new phones, the ministry said… see more

source: khaleejtimes