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New software tracks BlackBerry burglers

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BlackBerry 9000 BurglerNow this is clever. PhoneBAK BB is an anti-theft app that will recognize when an unauthorized SIM card is in your device, and send an SMS or e-mail alert to you with all the perp’s info, including contact number, area code, cell ID, IMEI and IMSI numbers. If you’re in a company that swaps SIM cards around a lot, you can authorize up to 1,000 SIM cards per device as well as password protect the software from tampering. FindIt is offering something similar… the two combined would really cover all of your bases nicely.

(via Pinstack)

BlackBerrys stolen at summit meeting

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A dastardly thiefA number of BlackBerrys went missing at the hemispheric summit meeting of representatives from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, reports The Swamp. A Mexican attaché, responsible for guiding the Mexican media around the premises, was caught on video absconding with “six or seven” BlackBerrys that were left on a table by members entering a meeting. White House press secretary Dana Perino said that the phones were definitely from members of the U.S. delegation, although she was unsure exactly who had lost one and whether they were from White House staffers. The whole thing is currently under investigation, so hopefully we’ll have more details soon.