Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 2nd Aug 2013 22:24 UTC
Google Android gets a 'find my phone' service from Google, for 2.2 and above.

Have you ever lost your phone in between the couch cushions or forgot it in a restaurant? Or maybe searching for your phone before you rush out the door is part of your morning routine? Later this month, the new Android Device Manager can help you out. It's one of a few simple features you can use to keep your device - and the data you store inside - safe and secure.

About time.

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RE[3]: Avast!
by ilovebeer on Sat 3rd Aug 2013 00:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Avast!"
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Encrypted with an actual secure phrase and disabling usb debugging should keep my data safe at least long enough for me to change all the passwords in the password file and revoke the privileges on the phone.

The people stealing phones and such generally aren't your sharpest tools in the shed.

If cell phone thieves aren't the sharpest tools in the shed, they probably wouldn't know what to do with any of your data anyways. Or you could just not use your cell phone for everything you do, assuming that's the case.

Aside of getting personal notes, phone numbers to public figures, and miscellaneous non-explicit pics there isn't much a cell phone thief is going to get from my cell phone. I don't use cell phones for things where security actually matters -- like banking for example. It's just not wise in my opinion to have a trove of important and compromising information located in a single device that's fairly easy to steal and hack.

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