Use of GPS tracking app deemed legal, protect your Android!
A magistrate in the Australia Capital Territory has today found that the use of tracking application to find your stolen device is legal. It was found that the use of a tracking application on an iPhone, in order to track a stolen iPad was acceptable. The man who had his iPad stolen tracked his device to an unknown garage. Luckily, he heard his iPad make a ringing sound from within the garage and informed the police, who found numerous other stolen goods within the property owner’s garage.
So, what does this mean for us Androiders? We can now use a tracking application in order to locate our phones or tablets if they happen to be lost or stolen – and it’s legal!
I am going to take this opportunity to tell everyone to go and download an app like Where’s My Droid or any other device tracking app to keep your personal information safe, and to make sure you can find your phone in the event that it does get lost or stolen.
Editor’s Note: Losing your phone can be very serious and we really do suggest getting one of these apps. Now that it has been deemed legal (in Australia at least) we can feel comfortable tracking down any thieves that may snatch our devices!