A new approach to Re: Itch3: Anti-lost/theft protection

adrian cockcroft adrian.cockcroft at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 19:26:35 CET 2007

I would like to include an accelerometer in a phone design (my own
homebrew design or a future Neo perhaps?), then all the Nintendo Wii
style interactions become possible.

If my phone is locked it asserts that it should be at rest, if someone
picks it up it needs a code or a secret gesture on the touchscreen to
unlock it or set moving locked mode.

if it doesn't get the code it asks to be put down again, if that fails
it complains loudly in speakerphone "help, I'm being stolen, put me
back!" or whatever audio you like.

It also posts its location to a web service.

Should be easy enough to code, I'm just waiting for the hardware to catch up...


On 2/28/07, Attila Csipa <plists at prometheus.org.yu> wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 February 2007 21:44, Steven ** wrote:
> > Caveat emptor.  Possession of stolen property is still a crime where I
> > live, even if you didn't do the actual stealing.
> All I'm saying (IANAL of course) that for many of those items (especially on
> places like ebay) it is very hard for the buyer to establish whether the good
> is actually stolen or not (receipts and boxes can be photoshopped all too
> easy), and he has to rely on a level of reasonable doubt (based on seller
> rating, price, provided images, etc) to determine whether he is getting the
> good from a trustworthy source.
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