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Old 09-25-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Unlike commercial systems, in which users surrender their location information to a company, Adeona scrambles the information so it must be deciphered using a password known only by the person who set up the account. If the laptop is stolen, only the original owner can access the location data (and, for Macintosh users, a photo). The owner can then bring this information to the police to aid in tracking down the stolen machine. Even if the free OpenDHT storage network was hacked, the information would remain private.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Pretty cool stuff.
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