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This Company Can Kill Stolen Smartphones (If Only AT&T, Verizon And Sprint Will Let It)

12
Dec
2013

When Lawrence Flynn’s smartphone was stolen in Atlanta in July, he assumed it was gone for good. Weeks went by. Police had no leads. “I had given up hope,” he said. But an investigator at Absolute Software had not given up. Four months after the theft, Flynn, 57, got a call from the company, which attempts, for an annual fee of $30, to recover a customer’s stolen phone no matter where it ends up. Using forensic tools embedded in the phone, the investigator tracked down Flynn’s Samsung Galaxy S4 in an unlikely place: more than 1,400 miles away in the

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