LoJack recovers lost and stolen laptops (podcast)

Mark Grace, the VP of Absolute Software, tells Larry Magid how his company's LoJack software can help cops recover stolen laptops.

Absolute Software VP Mark Grace Absolute Software
"Six-hundred thousand laptops are disappearing every single year," Absolute Software Vice President Mark Grace said during this CES interview.

The company is the publisher of LoJack for Laptops, a software product that tracks lost and stolen laptops. The company, according to Grace, has extensive relationships with law enforcement around the world. The product tracks the laptops through the IP address "behind the scenes," according to Grace. "Once that system calls into our servers we get three out of four back...we help get the subpoena and get the warrant and help law enforcement to go knock on the door to find out who's using it."

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About the author

Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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