November 20, 2009

Mobile Device Thieving Soon Won’t Pay

Article Source MoblinZone
November 20, 2009, 2:06 pm

Intel Anti-Theft Technology (Intel AT) is turning perfectly good laptops into bricks and will eventually turn perfectly good smartphones into rocks.  The company is already teaming up with tracking, remote data removal, encryption or PC recovery software vendors, as well as device recovery service providers and OEMs to deter laptop computer theft.  At the request of partners and end customers, the technology will eventually extend to netbooks, MIDs, and smartphones.

Each year millions of laptops and handheld devices are lost or stolen.  According to Processor, two million laptop computers are reported stolen and 97 percent of them are never recovered.  Asurion estimates that 60 million cell phones are lost, stolen or damaged each year.

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