The Government Doesn't Need Telcos' Help To Spy On Your Cellphones, Thank You Very Much

The Federal Government has used the cell tracking 'Triggerfish' gadget for years now, and sometimes with great success. That's because its an effective, invasive piece of hardware: by posing as a cell tower Triggerfish is able to quickly glean valuable identifying data from phones. Like phone taps, this had previously… » 11/17/08 7:16am 11/17/08 7:16am

Lightning Round: Zoombak GPS Tracking Device

The Gadget: Startup Zoombak is offering two new GPS-enabled trackers that use GSM cellular networks to report their whereabouts. One is for pets, intended to be worn in a nylon pouch on the collar of your dog (or large cat?). The other is for cars, so you can keep tabs on your teenager, at least until they wonder what… » 12/21/07 8:00pm 12/21/07 8:00pm

Dell Bundles LoJack Anti-Theft Service With Inspiron Laptops

The word on the street is that laptops get stolen. A lot. That's why Dell's announcing that customers who buy their Accidental Damage plan (CompleteCare) with their laptops will receive a Computrace LoJack system as well. Bundled with select Inspiron notebooks, this laptop-LoJack allows the company to track down and… » 2/06/07 8:00pm 2/06/07 8:00pm