That was the very first thing that came to mind!
Hungry - yeah your right about the phones but dammit I want them to have to do a little more work then run my name through a data base to be able to remotely execute code on my system on my nx laptop!!
This whole bit about a rumor is simply naive or purposeful misinformation.
so it requires a smartphone or perhaps some wicked CMDA feature... wicked CMDA feature? umm.. there is a data connection to all modern phones, even non smart phones can serf the web these days, patriot act, HELLO! But yes smart phones would be the easiest.
If anyone at any decent level in any part of law enforcement wanted to read all your text messages and get your gps location, bet it's as simple as filling out a form. Can they use it in court?? probably not, but that's not the point.
I see this as an extreme risk, surely someone will figure out how to disable this feature and publish it. If your someone that says to all that, I have nothing to hide then consider the fact that if anyone can get a 3g connection the CMOS/BIOS level then someone else will be able to as well. Then it's not rocket science to inject code into the guest OS. Brilliant Intel!
Besides it wont stop the theft only piss off the thief. Don't let your laptop get stolen and encrypt your disk if you want you data safe.