Google doesn't build infrastructure. They take advantage of existing municipal fiber.
When I actually sat down and through about it, losing a fully configured Android phone is actually a big deal as it provides ready access to all kinds of accounts, including ones Google account. This could potentially allow the thief to engage in all kinds of malicious behaviour, some of which could have major implications beyond the scope of the theft.
Luckily for me it seems that the thief did the usual thing: Dumped the sim card, wiped the phone and switched it off. It's probably had it's IMEI changed by now and been sold on to some oblivious punter, possibly some oblivious punter in another country.
Still, the potential for serious issue is making me have second thoughts about replacing the phone with anything capable of doing much more than calling.
My question is this: Are there any serious solutions out there for Android that secure against theft?
By serious I mean solutions that go beyond the laughably easy to defeat "Find My Phone" and "Remote Wipe" options provided at present. Presently I'm thinking along the lines of:
- Full encryption of phone contents
- Some kind of "Travel Safe" mode that would lock the phone down and trigger a full wipe of not unlocked correctly (Including wiping the phone on next boot if not unlocked before being switched off/running out of battery).
So, any ideas?"
Wish I had some points for you. Apple's walled garden model scares me WAY more than MS ever did.
That's one of the many reasons I love the Roku 3: no walled garden. Side-loading channels is easy.
Unfortunately, my body is already full of tattoos about John G.
Because communism concentrates power and power corrupts.
And what does capitalism do?
Ah yes, just like Saddam Hussein.
The U.S.. and a bunch of exiles still pissed about losing their wealth from when they were Battista cronies, have a serious hate-on for Cuba. Until the Castros are dead and Cuba is a slathering U.S. lapdog, the U.S. and CIA will actively sabotage any development there.
No, it's just an indication that the biggest and most ruthless pricks are the most likely to get, and stay, rich.
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They'll be able to bully Netflix and Google/YouTube right out of business. With that much power, who's going to stop them? It's sure not going to be Washington (from the CNN article):
Analysts also point out that Comcast is remarkably well connected in Washington. In fact, its chief lobbyist, David Cohen, was a guest at the White House state dinner for the French president on Tuesday night.
They'll be able to bully Netflix and Google/YouTube right out of business.
Do people not read the news or weather forecasts or something?
Unfortunately, some people's jobs force them to go in, even in a blizzard.
In all fairness, it was a *CATEGORY 2* hurricane. Ooooooh! LOL!
No kidding. Here in FL, that would barely have qualified as a rainstorm