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  • Tracking Stolen Gadgets — Manufacturers’ New Dilemma
    By on September 11, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    heptapod sends in a story from the NY Times about a growing problem for the makers of high-tech gadgets: deciding when and how it’s appropriate to track a stolen device. With the advent of ubiquitous GPS and connections to services like the Kindle book store, the companies frequently have a way to either narrow down a user’s location or impede use of the device. But some, like Amazon, are drawing a hard line when it comes to establishing that the (more…)