For those of you worried about having your laptop stolen, a new piece of software has been developed at the University of Washington to help you reclaim it. Adeona, named for the Roman goddess of safe returns, is software designed for users to track the whereabouts of their laptops without a loss of privacy or involvement of a third party. The free, open-source program will broadcast the IP address where the computer is being used, and you can then notify the proper authorities. If you happen to own a Mac, it will automatically take pictures using the computer’s camera.
Does anyone else see someone using this to stalk people to see where they are, rather than to find a stolen laptop?