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Haha, that's amazing. I was wondering when they would implement something like Lo-Jack on laptops.
LoJack for laptops have been around for years!
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By that logic I can go up to any random person and pick any random item they may be carrying at the time, and if I say it belongs to me they would be arrested. Of course you would say it is actually YOUR laptop, and then the burden would be on them to prove it belongs to them. It's a pretty far fetched scenario that you decided to come up with, and the likelihood of it ever occurring are slim to none
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Can your PC do this? NO

Mac4life
Gaming.

Can your MAC do this? NO
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As a matter of fact... its actually made by LoJack

Its offered when you purchase a new HP laptop through their store.

http://www.lojack.com/pages/laptop.aspx
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Can your PC do this? NO

Mac4life
I want you to prove to me that there's no way a PC can track its location, take webcam pictures, and email them to a predetermined address.

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Gaming.

Can your MAC do this? NO
Same goes for you, only about gaming.

I'm getting tired of these PC/Mac superiority rants.
post #16 of 22
Lojac!
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Joshua Kaufman - happy to have his Macbook back. Not so happy a dude used it in bed. Ew / AP
OMG xD
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LoJack for laptops have been around for years!
I guess I've been living in a cave!
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Haha, that's amazing. I was wondering when they would implement something like Lo-Jack on laptops.
The laptop I bought about fours years ago came with Lo-Jack pre-installed.

Though this can back fire. what if you found out it was stolen by a 12 year old boy who put the computer in his bed room? Now you have picture streaming to your desktop of him getting out of the shower. What does that make you? Are you going to bring that evidence to the police?

Infact wasn't there a school were the administration got in loads of trouble because they tapped into the webcams to find a missing laptop a while ago? Though they were looking into every laptop I think.
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The laptop I bought about fours years ago came with Lo-Jack pre-installed.

Though this can back fire. what if you found out it was stolen by a 12 year old boy who put the computer in his bed room? Now you have picture streaming to your desktop of him getting out of the shower. What does that make you? Are you going to bring that evidence to the police?

Infact wasn't there a school were the administration got in loads of trouble because they tapped into the webcams to find a missing laptop a while ago? Though they were looking into every laptop I think.
I would like to think that the legality of the pictures would depend on their context. It is one thing to have an automated program take snapshots of a thief ( age/race/sex don't matter to a machine) and quite another to be selling one-night-only passes of a child in the shower. Sadly, given the litigious manner in which the United States operates, I can completely see the aforementioned child's parents suing you for vast sums of money even though it was their child that broke the law.
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